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Dumped! Giant Marilyn Monroe Thrown Out with the Trash

Image: Man walks past giant statue of U.S. actress Marilyn Monroe, dumped at a garbage collecting company in Guigang
A man walks past a giant statue of U.S. actress Marilyn Monroe, dumped at a garbage collecting company in Guigang, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on June 18, 2014. China Daily via Reuters

A giant statue of actress Marilyn Monroe was dumped at a garbage collecting company in Guigang, China. The almost 30-foot tall stainless steel statue, which weighs about eight tons, was made by several Chinese artists over two years, based on the famous scene from her movie "The Seven Year Itch."

The statue was transported to the garbage collecting company early this week for unknown reasons after being on display outside a business center in the city for only 6 months, local media reported.

Image: Man walks past the feet of a giant statue of U.S. actress Marilyn Monroe at the dump site of a garbage collecting company in Guigang
A man walks past the feet of a giant statue of U.S. actress Marilyn Monroe at the dump site of a garbage collecting company in Guigang, China. China Daily via Reuters