Say what you want about the French, but this is a good thing.
A statue of late Pope John Paul II stands over the people who gathered for the inauguration of the artwork Sunday, Dec. 10, 2006, in Ploermel, western France. The giant statue was made by controversial Russian artist Zurab Tsereteli, President of the Russian Fine Arts and is a gift from the artist to his friend, the mayor of Ploermel, Paul Anselin. (AP Photo/Vincent Michel)
From left to right: Paul Anselin, mayor of Ploermel, Russian Zurab Tsereteli, Herve de Charette, ex minister of foreign office, and Gotcha Tchogovadze of Georgia, UNESCO president's adviser. (AP Photo/Vincent Michel)
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