Obama Statue Will Leave Indonesian Park
'Little Barry' bound for president's old school
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 5, 2010 10:32 AM CST
The statue of President Barack Obama as a 10-year-old boy at Menteng Park in Jakarta, Indonesia.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – A statue of President Obama that has drawn the ire of tens of thousands on Facebook will be moved from a park in Jakarta, Indonesia, to a less prominent spot near his old school. That location “is more appropriate,” an official tells AFP. He said the statue will be shifted “as soon as possible, hopefully before Obama’s visit to Jakarta” in March. “Little Barry”—as Obama was known when he lived in Indonesia from 1967 to 1971—will be placed “near the school gate so the public can still view it.”

 

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