ULAN BATOR, MONGOLIA - OCTOBER 14: A crane's hoist is attached to the statue of the Vladimir Lenin during a ceremony to remove it after many decades, on October 14, 2012 in Ulan Bator, Mongolia. The ... more 
ULAN BATOR, MONGOLIA - OCTOBER 14: A crane's hoist is attached to the statue of the Vladimir Lenin during a ceremony to remove it after many decades, on October 14, 2012 in Ulan Bator, Mongolia. The Soviet era four meter high statue was neglected and a decision was made by the mayor of Ulan Bator, Bat Uul Erdene to have it removed because it represented the repression of the Soviet years. It was erected 58 years ago and will be sold starting at 400,000 tugrik orUSD $287. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images) less 
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