Mexico City removes a prominent Columbus statue

October 12, 2020

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A large stone pedestal is shown with the statue of Christopher Columbus removed and a person in the near ground looking on in soft focus.

An empty pedestal where a statue of explorer Christopher Columbus, used to stand before it was taken off by the municipality in Mexico City, Mexico, Oct. 12, 2020.

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Edgard Garrido/Reuters

Mexico City’s government removed a statue of Christopher Columbus from the city’s Paseo de la Reforma in the early hours of Saturday ahead of a planned annual protest. And, the United Kingdom is just one of a series of countries in Europe to impose new localized restrictions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Plus, tennis star Rafael Nadal again made history on Sunday winning his 13th French Open and 20th career Grand Slam.

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