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Statues have been used for centuries as a way to give homage to certain people and/or significant events. They can be found all around the globe, authored by a multitude of different artists and we have selected here for you 15 of those great works of art. Have you seen any of these? Let us know in the comments!

Anonymous Passerby - Wroclaw, Poland

Artist: Jerzy Kalina
This monument honors those who were imprisoned, who disappeared, or who got "sucked underground" during the Communist regime.

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Expansion - New York City, NY, USA

Artist: Paige Bradley
Read the story of how this sculpture came to be here.

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Hippo Square - Taipei, Taiwan

The square is the brainchild of former zoo Director Chen Pao-chung, who came up with the concept while looking for ways to complement the African Animal Area.

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Freedom - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Artist: Zenos Frudakis
"I wanted to create a sculpture almost anyone, regardless of their background, could look at and instantly recognize that it is about the idea of struggling to break free. This sculpture is about the struggle for achievement of freedom through the creative process."

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First Generation - Singapore

Artist: Chong Fah Cheong
The sculpture was created as part of a series of sculptures by various sculptors, in the Open Air Interpretative Centre project by the Singapore Tourism Board. Chong's sculpture was the first to be unveiled on December 31, 2000.

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