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Saturday, January 17, 2004
  Israeli ambassador kicked out of Swedish museum after vandalizing art

STOCKHOLM (AFP) - Israel's ambassador to Sweden was kicked out of Stockholm's Museum of National Antiquities after he destroyed an artwork featuring a picture of a Palestinian suicide bomber, the artists said.

The incident, widely reported in the Swedish media, occurred at the opening on Friday of the "Making Differences" exhibit, part of an upcoming international conference on genocide hosted by the Swedish government and in which Israel is scheduled to participate. Read more here
Sunday, January 11, 2004
  Driver is arrested over car art

An article in The Indianapolis Star reports "a woman was arrested and her boyfriend's vintage Buick impounded because an image of a naked exotic dancer painted on it was visible to children." The police called it obscene and said the woman's children and children who attend Indianapolis Public School 83 could possibly see the mural. The woman lives near the school. The driver said the car belongs to her boyfriend and is normally locked in a garage except when taken to shows but whe was uning it because her car was broken and she needed to take her infant to the emergency room and pick up her eight year old from school. 
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