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UPDATE (July 29, 2020): Norway’s government has begun tearing down the Y-Block building in Oslo, Norway that features giant murals by Pablo Picasso. The government building had been damaged in the 2011 terrorist attack by rightwing extremist Anders Breivik. In 2014, the government announced plans to relocate both of the concrete murals and demolish the building as part of a massive reconstruction project. Since then, the decision has sparked outrage from preservationists, activists and politicians. Even the Museum of Modern Art in New York joined the battle to save the murals, asking officials to “reconsider the approved decision for the demolition.”

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