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Vandalism and threats greet "Piss Christ" in France

<p>The "Piss Christ", a piece of art by U.S. artist Andres Serrano, is seen partially destroyed by catholic activists at the Lambert Gallery in Avignon April 18, 2011. The &ldquo;Piss Christ&rdquo; created in 1987, is a photography representing a small plastic crucifix submerged in a glass of the artist&rsquo;s urine. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier</p>

The "Piss Christ", a piece of art by U.S. artist Andres Serrano, is seen partially destroyed by catholic activists at the Lambert Gallery in Avignon April 18, 2011. The “Piss Christ” created in 1987, is a photography representing a small...more

The "Piss Christ", a piece of art by U.S. artist Andres Serrano, is seen partially destroyed by catholic activists at the Lambert Gallery in Avignon April 18, 2011. The “Piss Christ” created in 1987, is a photography representing a small plastic crucifix submerged in a glass of the artist’s urine. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

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<p>An employee of the Lambert Gallery looks at "Piss Christ", a piece of art by U.S. artist Andres Serrano, partially destroyed by catholic activists in Avignon, April 18, 2011. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier</p>

An employee of the Lambert Gallery looks at "Piss Christ", a piece of art by U.S. artist Andres Serrano, partially destroyed by catholic activists in Avignon, April 18, 2011. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

An employee of the Lambert Gallery looks at "Piss Christ", a piece of art by U.S. artist Andres Serrano, partially destroyed by catholic activists in Avignon, April 18, 2011. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

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