Controversial Paris 'sex toy' artwork removed

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The green inflatable object resembling an anal plug was removed from the plush Place Vendôme on Saturday after an attack by vandals.

Fury over giant 'anal plug' erected in central Paris

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US artist Paul McCarthy says it is a tree, but his artwork's similarity to a sex toy on the chic Place Vendôme is proving too painful for some.

French pilot, 60, found hanging from tree after three-day search

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Bernard Mengin is recovering in hospital after rescuers eventually located his motor glider in a tree in mountains across the Spanish border.

What austerity? French villagers help raise 4m euros for painting of a tree

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Residents from the birthplace of painter Gustave Courbet and the French government raised the money to buy back the painting.