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Gaetano Russo's 1892 sculpture of Christopher Columbus is (Credit: AP)

Gaetano Russo's 1892 sculpture of Christopher Columbus is the focus of attention in Manhattan on -- what else? -- Columbus Day. (Oct. 8, 2012)

Christopher Columbus statue displayed in NYC living room

Artist Tatzu Nishi has created a living around Gaetano Russo's 1892 sculpture of explorer Christopher Columbus, which hovers 75 feet above Columbus Circle in Manhattan.

Leaders of the Italian-American community, civil servants from
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Leaders of the Italian-American community, civil servants from New York and Italy, including police and sanitation workers and other guests, stand in what is known as the living room created by artist Tatzu Nishi that surrounds Gaetano Russo's 1892 sculpture of Christopher Columbus 75 feet above Columbus Circle in Manhattan. (Oct. 8, 2012)

An NYPD officer looks up at a statue
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An NYPD officer looks up at a statue of Christopher Columbus in what is known as the living room created by artist Tatzu Nishi that surrounds Gaetano Russo's 1892 sculpture of Christopher Columbus 75 feet above Columbus Circle in Manhattan. (Oct. 8, 2012)

Gaetano Russo's 1892 sculpture of Christopher Columbus is
(Credit: AP)

Gaetano Russo's 1892 sculpture of Christopher Columbus is the focus of attention on -- what else? -- Columbus Day. (Oct. 8, 2012)

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Gaetano Russo's 1892 sculpture of Christopher Columbus is
(Credit: AP)

Gaetano Russo's 1892 sculpture of Christopher Columbus is the focus of attention in Manhattan on -- what else? -- Columbus Day. (Oct. 8, 2012)

Joseph Guagliardo, president of the National Council of
(Credit: AP)

Joseph Guagliardo, president of the National Council of Columbian Associations in Civil Service, left, shakes hands with Mario Gabelli, grand marshal of the 2012 Columbus Day parade in Manhattan. (Oct. 8, 2012)

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