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London’s famous Eros statue has been encased in a 30ft (9m) ‘snow globe’ to protect it from vandals.

20 Nov

The temporary structure will have electronic screens which will include Christmas messages until January.

Created by sculptor Alfred Gilbert, Eros was erected in 1892 to commemorate Anthony Cooper, the Seventh Earl of Shaftesbury, whose work for the poor led to calls for a memorial in his honour.

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