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Missing Polish farmer, feared dead, believed to have been eaten by pigs: reports

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Polish investigators fear a pig farmer, last seen on December 31, may have been devoured by his own livestock after a neighbor discovered bones on the property, reports say.

Lubin District Prosecutor Magdalena Serafin told Gazeta Wrocławska that remains believed to be that of the farmer, who was said to be in his seventies, were found eight days after the man was last seen on his farm in Lubin, a town about 260 miles west of Warsaw.

MISSING MAN WAS EATEN BY HIS OWN ‘AGGRESSIVE’ DOGS, POLICE SAY 

‘We do not know the exact date, but in the period between December 31 and January 8 the victim was eaten by pigs,” Serafin said, according to a translation.

A neighbor reportedly called law enforcement after discovering the remains of a man while going to fetch water from a well nearby.

It was not immediately clear how the man died – officials suspect either a heart attack or a fall– but it reportedly was clear that the pigs fed on him. The animals were said to simply roam freely through the yard.

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According to Gazeta Wrocławska, the body was almost entirely eaten, with just a few bones and skull fragments remaining.

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Former Clinton impeachment manager: Senate Dems want witnesses because House ‘did not do its job’

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Bob Barr, who served as a House manager in the impeachment of President Bill Clinton, said Democrats want to call witnesses and are pushing for additional evidence to be presented in Trump’s impeachment trial because the House of Representatives “did not do its job.”

“Back in 1999 the Senate made very clear to us that they were not interested in handling this at all,” the former Georgia congressman said Thursdsay on “America’s Newsroom,” minutes before the Senate formally received the articles of impeachment,

“This time around there does seem to be more interest on the part of the Democrats to extend the trial and the evidence and the witnesses because the House did not do its job. It did not present a full, robust case, so the Democrat senators now realize that they better do that and that’s why they’re pushing so hard for witnesses and additional evidence,” Barr continued.

TRUMP IMPEACHMENT TRIAL BEGINS AS ARTICLES FORMALLY PRESENTED TO SENATE

Shortly after Barr made the statements on “America’s Newsroom,” House Sergeant-at-Arms Paul Irving led a procession of Democratic “managers” across the Capitol and the upper chamber formally received the two articles of impeachment against Trump for charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress for his dealings with Ukraine.

The proceedings marked the formal start of the Trump impeachment trial a day after the House transmitted the articles of impeachment to the Senate following one month of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi withholding the articles.

Barr weighed in on the one-month delay, acknowledging the House had been dillydallying, something that he said did not happen when he was an impeachment manager more than two decades ago.

“We have certainly seen it now in the weeks that have gone by between the House passage of the two articles of impeachment and finally appointing House managers and conveying the articles over to the Senate,” Barr said. “That is not something that we did or even considered back in 1998 and in 1999.”

“We believed at the time that precedent and good procedure required that as soon as the House took action, we would then move to appoint the managers and send it over to the Senate,” he continued. “We didn’t wait around for public opinion to shift or for new evidence to come forward, we went over there right away so that the Senate could start its work.”

PELOSI ANNOUNCES HOUSE IMPEACHMENT MANAGERS TO PROSECUTE CASE AGAINST TRUMP

Barr also said he expects Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who has not yet revealed the rules governing the process, to mirror the procedures during the Clinton impeachment trial.

“By everything I’ve seen so far he seems to be moving in the direction of mirroring the procedures in 1999, which was to have a bifurcated trial,” Barr said.

“You have arguments first, some questions, and then the House, the Senate decides if they want witnesses.”

Barr said McConnell could choose to avoid a “procedural mess” by allowing the Senate Judiciary Committee to handle the impeachment case, adding that Senate rules allow for such a move.

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“Under Senate rules, a committee of the Senate has the power to call witnesses and take testimony without any additional votes on the part of the Senate. So that would be a way to shift the venue so we don’t take up all of the time of the Senate and they don’t have to deal with all of the messes involved,” he added.

Fox News’ Alex Pappas and Marisa Schultz contributed to this report.

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Meghan Markle’s best friend Jessica Mulroney shows off her tan after seemingly supporting ‘Megxit’

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Meghan Markle’s good friend Jessica Mulroney followed a message of support for the Duchess of Sussex on Instagram with a flattering shot of herself to promote her new TV show.

Mulroney took to Instagram on Wednesday to share an image of herself smiling in a low-cut blue floral dress. The image shows off her impressive tan skin and provides audiences with a little teaser of her upcoming Netflix show, “I Do Redo.”

MEGHAN MARKLE’S BEST FRIEND JESSICA MULRONEY FIRES BACK AT BODY SHAMERS: ‘I DON’T CARE’

“Nothing like a little work on set with friends and some vitamin D,” the image’s caption reads.

In the snap, she sits with her legs and arms crossed as she looks down and smiles.

MEGHAN MARKLE’S BEST FRIEND JESSICA MULRONEY SHARES BIKINI SNAP, SAYS SHE’S ‘NOT PERFECT’

As People notes, the promotional snap comes days after Mulroney, who is good friends with Markle and previously hosted her baby shower, posted a note of apparent support after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made their historic and surprising announcement that they plan to “step back” from their royal duties and become financially independent of the crown while they divide their time between the United Kingdom and North America.

In support of her friend, Mulroney shared a quote from Gina Carey that read: “A strong woman looks a challenge in the eye and gives it a wink.”

As the royal couple prepares to set up a permanent residence in Canada, it’s possible they’ll opt for Toronto. Not only does Jessica and her husband, TV host Ben Mulroney, call the city home, but it’s where Markle lived for years while filming the USA Network series “Suits.”

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Markle has been spotted in Vancouver since the announcement, but it’s unclear where the royal duo plan to ultimately settle down.

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US ambassador ‘surprised’ North Korea didn’t send threatened ‘Christmas gift’ as nuclear deadline closed

The U.S. ambassador to South Korea said Thursday he was “surprised” and “glad” that North Korea failed to deliver its threatened “Christmas gift” to the U.S. after Kim Jong Un’s end-of-year deadline to settle nuclear negotiations with the Trump administration passed without a compromise.

“You can say that I personally was surprised. But I’m glad also … there was no Christmas gift,” Ambassador Harry Harris told reporters in Seoul. “Washington was ready for any eventuality, and we were all glad that there was no ICBM test or nuclear test.”

TRUMP URGED TO ‘LOWER THE BOOM’ ON NORTH KOREA AMID NEW THREATS

Kim’s regime wanted sanctions eased by the end of the year and warned that its “Christmas gift” to the U.S. would depend on what action Washington took in the talks.

The warning was seen as a vague threat of a potential year-end provocation that prompted speculation of a new missile test, possibly of an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead.

Pyongyang hasn’t conducted any new weapons tests despite the U.S. not meeting the Kim-imposed deadline to make concessions.

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Harris said he was surprised and pleased that North Korea did not give the U.S. an unwelcome “Christmas gift” because of stalled nuclear disarmament talks, and that President Donald Trump is still confident it will denuclearize. (Heo Ran/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Harris said Trump believes Kim will live up to the Singapore pledge made during the leaders’ first summit in 2018 to complete total denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and build a lasting peace between the nations.

KIM JONG UN THREATENS TO RENEW TESTING NUCLEAR WEAPONS, LONG-RANGE MISSILES

“President Trump … is still confident that Kim Jong Un will meet the commitment that they both made together in Singapore,” Harris said. “We should focus on President Trump’s view that there is room for discussion here.”

The two subsequent summits and other low-level meetings, however, have not progressed the agreements and prospects for a restart of diplomacy are unclear.

Harris said both Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in “are keeping the door open to negotiations and hoping Kim Jong Un will walk through that door.”

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“So the ball is in his court,” he said.

Kim began the new year with a warning, threatening that if the U.S. maintained its “hostile policy” toward North Korea, “the world will witness a new strategic weapon.”

Fox News’ Judson Berger and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Queen Victoria’s dress, boots, stockings and underwear discovered in cabinet

A treasure trove of garments belonging to Queen Victoria has been discovered in a cabinet in England for 100 years and could sell for a pretty penny at auction later this month.

Included in the items are a pair of her underwear, boots, skirts and other clothes, British news agency South West News Service (SWNS) reports. They were given to royal photographer Alexander Lamont Henderson after she died in 1901 and eventually passed down through generations until Hendersons’ great-great-grandson, Roderick Williams, inherited the collection.

“Queen Victoria’s clothing and boots are family heirlooms which were originally given to my great-great grandfather, Alexander Lamont Henderson,” Williams, 63, said in comments obtained by SWNS. “He worked as a royal photographer for Queen Victoria up to her death in 1901 and we think the clothes were probably given to him by servants in the royal household, perhaps in return for taking photographs of them.”

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Queen Victoria on enamel hand-colored by AL Henderson. Jan. 16, 2020. Queen Victoria’s skirt and bodice, bloomers, stockings and leather boots – almost a complete royal outfit – have been unearthed from a wardrobe after more than 100 years. (Credit: SWNS)

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Emma Carberry of Hansons with the royal outfit and boots. (Credit: SWNS)

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“When my great-great grandfather died in 1907, the clothing was passed down through the generations,” he added. “It’s been kept in a wardrobe. I’m selling it now as I need to make some space.”

Also included in the lot are cream and red stockings, a chemise, black shirt and two pairs of handmade leather ankle boots made by J Sparks-Hall of London; the shoemaker is credited with creating the Chelsea boot.

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Queen Victoria clothing that is coming up for auction – ankle boots. The items include cream and red stockings, a chemise, black skirt, bodice, bloomers and two pairs of handmade leather ankle boots by J Sparks-Hall of London – a shoemaker credited with the design of the Chelsea boot. (Credit: SWNS)

“Famously, after the death of her beloved husband Prince Albert in 1861, she wore black for the rest of her life and the bodice and skirt we’re selling are black,” said Hansons Auctioneers’ auctioneer Charles Hanson, who is handling the sale. “Her leather ankle boots show how dainty and narrow her feet were.

“Though she was only 4 ft. 11 inches and petite when she became queen at 18, she liked her food and her waist expanded to 50 inches over the decades – a fact demonstrated by the ample size of the bloomers,” Hanson told SWNS.

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Emma Carberry of Hansons in the bloomers. (Credit: SWNS)

The lot is expected to sell for nearly $20,000 when it goes up for auction on Jan. 21.

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Odell Beckham Jr. arrest warrant issued over butt-slapping incident: report

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Cleveland Browns star Odell Beckham Jr. reportedly has a warrant out for his arrest in New Orleans in connection to an incident with a security guard in the LSU Tigers locker room after the national championship game Monday.

A simple battery warrant was issued and signed by a judge Thursday, a law enforcement source told WDSU-TV.

LSU’S JOE BURROW: ODELL BECKHAM JR. WAS HANDING OUT CASH TO TEAMMATES

Beckham is seen in a video confronting a security guard who was telling LSU players not to smoke in the locker room. Beckham appeared to smack the guard on the butt. There didn’t appear to be a confrontation between the wide receiver and the guard afterward, but it wasn’t clear what was said between Beckham and the guard.

The Browns said Beckham was cooperating with authorities on the issue.

Beckham, an LSU alum, has come under fire since the national championship for apparently handing out money to LSU players after the game. He was seen in a video appearing to give $100 bills to Tigers wide receivers Justin Jefferson and Jontre Kirklin.

ODELL BECKHAM JR. RAISES EYEBROWS AFTER HE APPEARS TO HAND CASH TO LSU PLAYERS AFTER GAME

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow said in an interview on the Barstool Sports podcast “Pardon My Take” that Beckham was giving money to players. However, it wasn’t clear whether Beckham was handing out real money or novelty cash.

LSU said in a statement Wednesday it was investigating the matter.

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“We are aware of the situation regarding Odell Beckham Jr. interacting with LSU student-athletes and others unaffiliated with the team following the championship game Monday night. Initial information suggested bills that were exchanged were novelty bills. Information and footage reviewed since shows apparent cash may have also been given to LSU student-athletes. We are in contact with the NCAA and the SEC immediately upon learning of this situation in which some of our student-athletes may have been placed in a compromising position. We are working with our student-athletes, the NCAA and the SEC in order to rectify the situation.”

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Andrew McCarthy: Trump impeachment trial ushers in era of hyper-partisanship the Framers feared

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“Faithful execution of the law does not permit the president to substitute his own policy priorities for those that Congress has enacted into law.” That is the reasoning of the Government Accounting Office, which has just concluded that President Trump’s budget office violated federal law in freezing U.S. aid to Ukraine.

It certainly would have been nice to hear this from the GAO when President Obama was imposing his own immigration policy priorities by executive edict and as a substitute for contrary priorities Congress had enacted into law.

In any event, the finding is in an eight-page report by which the reputedly non-partisan CBO has plunged itself headlong into the deeply partisan impeachment controversy just hours before the Senate impeachment trial is to commence (at least ceremonially; the substantive commencement of the trial will occur next Tuesday).

ANDREW MCCARTHY: TRUMP IMPEACHMENT TRIAL SHOULD BE POSTPONED UNTIL HOUSE FINISHES INVESTIGATION

So … what is the upshot? Are Democrats preparing the ground for another article of impeachment? Obviously, the law that President Trump is said to have violated is not a criminal statute. And it is simply not true that the president never has the authority to countermand a congressional statute prescribing foreign aid; Article II of the Constitution gives the president nigh plenary power over the conduct of foreign relations; and other congressional statutes (such as the International Emergency Economic Powers Act) confer sweeping power on the president to regulate foreign commerce if the nation is under threat or in a state of emergency.

No one could credibly argue that Ukraine presented an emergency situation, and I am inclined to believe that Congress’s statutory grant of defense aid to Ukraine had the force of law and should have been honored. But is an inconsequential flouting of a non-criminal law under circumstances where the aid was conferred with just a brief delay, with no harm done, a high crime and misdemeanor warranting impeachment?

I don’t think so, but I imagine House Democrats would beg to differ. That is certainly their right — the president, after all, is sworn to execute the laws faithfully.

But that is the point I was driving at in a column published on Wednesday night, arguing that the impeachment trial should be postponed until the House impeachment investigation is finished.

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A trial cannot be fairly conducted if a defendant is still under active investigation for the same alleged corrupt transactions, particularly when prosecutors are publicizing new evidence and new findings. That patently prejudices the trial court’s consideration of the formal charges that have been transmitted to the court.

In just the last 48 hours, congressional Democrats have raised the specter that the president and his underlings (said to be acting with his knowledge and approval) conducted surveillance of a U.S. ambassador they believed to be an obstacle to their campaign to pressure Ukraine into investigating the Bidens; and did not merely undermine U.S. policy but actually violated U.S. law by delaying congressional aid.

Simultaneously, House Democrats are coordinating with Senate Democrats to orchestrate calls to expand the Senate’s imminent impeachment trial to explore any new allegations and witnesses that arise out of continuing investigations of the president, even though these allegations are not covered by the two articles of impeachment voted last month.

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The transparent objective is to convert the Senate impeachment trial into a continuing grand jury investigation of Trump. This is an abuse of the impeachment power which would corrupt the solemn purpose of a Senate impeachment trial — namely, to give fair consideration and render judgment on the actual articles of impeachment, which the House finally delivered on Wednesday with much pomp and circumstance.

I’ll repeat the point I made in Wednesday night’s column: Legitimate trial courts do not allow themselves to be abused this way. The Senate should not put up with it.

It is very common for indictments to be filed in a trial court while investigations are still active. Many times in federal investigations, dangerous criminals have to be arrested before the charges against them are fully ripe — otherwise, they will flee or commit more crimes.

Speedy trial rules require that an indictment be filed within a short time after a defendant has been arrested, especially if bail is denied. But everyone knows the initial indictment filed is just a placeholder. The indictment will eventually be superseded by a final indictment that sets forth all of the allegations.

This is not controversial. Ethical prosecutors know they are not permitted to use the grand jury and their investigative powers to prejudice the trial. The trial court will give prosecutors a reasonable amount of time to complete the investigation and file the final set of charges. Only then does the trial take place. That respects the defendant’s constitutional right to notice of the allegations before the trial commences so that a defense can be prepared. It also respects the right of the defendant, the public, and the court to a trial proceeding that is not tainted by prosecutorial generation of negative publicity about the defendant — particularly, uncharged evidence of alleged misconduct.

Clearly, Democrats are trying to turn the Senate trial into something other than a trial. Ostensibly, it would be a continuing grand jury, convened to complete the work the House failed to complete at the impeachment inquiry stage.

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In essence, it would be pursuit of the real agenda: the opposition party’s campaign to bruise President Trump with an unending stream of new impeachment allegations so that he is unelectable by November.

After over 230 years, we have entered the era of partisan impeachment that the Framers feared. This is what it looks like.

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Former DOJ official: Pelosi’s choices for impeachment managers tells you all you need to know

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Reacting to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s hand-picked impeachment managers who will prosecute the case against President Trump in the upcoming Senate trial, former Department of Justice official Ian Prior on Thursday claimed that her choices show how “unconfident” the Democrats are on the case.

“They didn’t bring in sort of credible individuals who haven’t really spoken on this but are very serious-minded. They brought in the most partisan individuals that have been railing against Trump and looking for impeachment since the day after he was inaugurated,” said Prior, a former deputy director of DOJ public affairs, on “America’s Newsroom.”

WHO ARE THE TRUMP IMPEACHMENT MANAGERS? MEET PELOSI’S HAND-PICKED PROSECUTORS

The seven members who will try to convince two-thirds of the Senate that Trump should be removed from office are Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., Rep. Jason Crow, D-Colo., Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., and Rep. Sylvia Garcia, D-Texas. Schiff directed much of the impeachment inquiry out of the House Intelligence Committee he leads. Nadler is the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, which drafted the articles of impeachment.

Unlike former President Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial where the 13 managers were white men, Pelosi selected a diverse group of representatives with a range of experience.

“The emphasis is on litigators. The emphasis is on [their] comfort level in the courtroom,” Pelosi said Wednesday. “The emphasis is making the strongest possible case to protect and defend our constitution, to seek the truth for the American people. I’m very proud and honored that these seven members, distinguished members, have accepted this serious responsibility.”

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Prior went on to say that the process has been a “political show” and not about “hashtag defend our democracy.” He said he doubts Democrats really want more witnesses to testify, since it could many months and become a “giant circus.”

“At the end of the day, Donald Trump is going to be able to say that he was acquitted by a bipartisan group of senators at the end of this trial.”

Fox News’ Marisa Schultz contributed to this report.

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Trump impeachment trial begins as articles formally presented to Senate

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The Trump impeachment proceedings are underway in the Senate after House Sergeant-at-Arms Paul Irving led a procession of Democratic “managers” across the Capitol on Thursday afternoon and the upper chamber formally received the articles of impeachment.

The proceedings mark the formal start of the Trump impeachment trial a day after the House transmitted the articles of impeachment to the Senate.

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At noon, the Senate recognized the House managers who will prosecute the case against President Trump. The body then began a formal presentation of the two articles of impeachment against Trump: charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

“Hear ye, hear ye, hear ye: all persons are commanded to keep silent on pain of imprisonment, while the House of Representatives is exhibiting to the Senate of the United States articles of impeachment against Donald John Trump, president,” Irving said on the Senate floor.

Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, the president pro tempore, presided over the Senate, as the House managers were welcomed and Schiff began reading the resolution.

Later Thursday, Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts – who will preside over the trial — is coming to the Senate to be sworn-in. He will subsequently swear-in the senators.

The managers who walked the articles over to the Senate are House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y.; Rep. Jason Crow, D-Colo.; Val Demings, D-Fla.; Sylvia Garcia, D-Texas; and Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif.

The House voted Wednesday to transmit the articles of impeachment against Trump to the Senate after weeks of delay. It came nearly a month after lawmakers voted to impeach the president.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., signed the articles on Wednesday and House officials walked a note over to the Senate to notifying them of the development.

At the heart of the case is Trump’s effort to convince Ukraine to launch investigations of Democrats, while his administration withheld military aid. Trump denies wrongdoing, while Democrats allege he abused the power of his office.

While the Senate is dealing with procedural matters over the next several days, the trial is not expected to move into full swing until next week.

Fox News’ Chad Pergram contributed to this report.

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Doctored pics of Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton used in violence against women campaign

An Italian artist looking to raise awareness of violence against women has unveiled a series of posters featuring doctored, roughed-up faces of top political figures such as Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

The “Just Because I am a Woman” campaign created by AleXsandro Palombo, which is currently on display in Milan, also features altered portraits of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French first lady Brigitte Macron.

“I am a victim of domestic abuse. I am paid less. I’ve experienced genital mutilation,” reads a message underneath each of the posters, according to the BBC. “I do not have the right to dress as I want. I can’t decide who I’m going to marry. I was raped.”

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A woman walks past a poster showing a manipulated picture of German Chancellor Angela Merkel with bruises and scars, during the street art campaign Just Because I am a Woman by Italian artist AleXsandro Palombo, in downtown Milan.

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The posters note that such violence against women does not differ between races, classes or religions, the BBC points out.

In a statement, Palombo said he created the posters “to illustrate the drama that affects millions of women throughout the world… with the aim of denouncing, raising awareness and obtaining a real response from institutions and politics.”

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A poster shows a manipulated picture of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. (AP)

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It’s not the first time Palombo has altered portraits of well-known figures to evoke a response.

In 2015, he rolled out a series of posters showing the doctored, battered faces of celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Angelina Jolie, next to a message that “No woman is immune from domestic abuse.”

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