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Louisville's statue of French King Louis XVI was removed after it was vandalized during protests in 2020. The 200 year-old monument was a gift from Louisville's sister city of Montpellier, France. Stephanie Wolf/Louisville Public Media hide caption

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The Theodore Roosevelt Equestrian Statue is shown in front of the American Museum of Natural History's Central Park West entrance in New York City in 2020. Removal began this week. Timothy A. Clary/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Protesters climb on the base of the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee on Monument Avenue on June 6, 2020 in Richmond, Virginia amid continued protests over the death of George Floyd in police custody. The statue is set to be taken down on Sept. 8, 2021. Vivien Killilea/Getty Images hide caption

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Protesters throw a statue of slave trader Edward Colston into Bristol harbour, during a Black Lives Matter protest rally, on Sunday, June 7. Ben Birchall/AP hide caption

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Remains of the Christopher Columbus statue near Little Italy in Baltimore after it was ripped from its pedestal by protesters on Saturday. Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

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Chad Wolf, acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, outside the White House in Washington, D.C., last week. Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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A statue of Christopher Columbus sits in the water after people pulled the memorial down Tuesday night in Richmond, Va. @marleynichelle via AP hide caption

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Protesters pull down a statue of slave trader Edward Colston during a Black Lives Matter protest on College Green, Bristol, England, on Sunday. The protest grew in response to the recent killing of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis that sparked large demonstrations across the United States and spread to other countries. Ben Birchall/AP hide caption

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