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Argentinian artist Marta Minujín has built a replica of the Greek Parthenon made entirely from 100,000 copies of banned books from around the world. Her structure is called "The Parthenon of Books" and it is situated on a site where the Nazis burnt books in 1933.  

As fascism and related acts of violence are in the rise here in North America and around the world, this work of art is a startling reminder from the past. 

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