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Sao Paulo citizens mistake Antony Gormley statues as suicide attempts

Andre Penner / AP

A sculpture by British artist Antony Gormley is on display on the edge of a tall building in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil, May 11. Brazilian media are calling Gormley's sculptures "suicide statues."

Firefighters have been called to the scene this week by concerned citizens who mistook Gormley's life-size body cast sculptures perched at the edges of tall buildings as despondent people ready to jump.