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Wall Street bull temporarily set free

9:36 PM, Jan 2, 2012   |    comments
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After three months of being placed behind a metal barricade, the famous statue was temporarily set free for a ceremony commemorating the 22nd anniversary of this popular tourist attraction in New York's financial district.

The three-and-a-half ton bronze statue has been off limits to the public since the Occupy Wall Street protests began in September.

Police feared that the statue could be damaged so barricades were placed around it for its protection.

The statue was designed by Italian artist Arturo Dimodica.

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