Lenin Down for the Count in Romania

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In this picture taken on Dec. 11, 2009, a child climbs the statue of Vladimir Lenin, abandoned in the backyard of the Mogosoaia Palace, Romania, after being removed from a Bucharest square in 1990. This week Romanians commemorate 20 years since communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu fled Bucharest during a popular uprising on December 22, 1989, after ruling Romania for 25 years. Ceausescu was executed together with his wife Elena on December 25, 1989. More than a thousand people are reported to have lost their lives during the Romanian revolution.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)