WATCH: Naked female statue vandalized in Algeria – again

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A prominent statue in Algeria was vandalized on Tuesday morning for a second time, local media reported.

Images showed the man chiseling off the face and chest of the female statue in Ain el-Fouara fountain in Algeria’s Setif city.


The statue was last vandalized in December 2017 by a man who destroyed it using a hammer and an iron bar, specifically focusing on the marble face and chest areas.

The Ain el-Fouara statue, located in the heart of the city of Setif, is placed on top of a fountain built in 1898 by the French sculptor Francis de Saint-Vidal.

It is considered one of the most important landmarks in Algeria, attracting thousands of visitors daily.

The statue has previously sparked debate in Algeria, where some view the display of a naked woman as shaming their modesty and dishonoring the people of the city.

But others see it as a historical and cultural landmark; a masterpiece for both men and women to enjoy.

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