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Thais protest German Buddha 'art'

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Buddhists protested in Bangkok Tuesday against the use of a Buddha statue in an art installation in southern Germany, saying the exhibition was disrespectful. 

Buddhist devotees hold banners during a protest against the art exhibition displaying a fallen Buddha sculpture in a disrespectful manner in front of the German embassy on Tuesday. (EPA photo)

About 15 members of the World Fellowship of Buddhists marched outside the German embassy, waving banners in English, Thai and German saying "Stop disrespecting Buddha," "Buddha is not an art object," and "Buddha's image is not furniture."

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