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The deputy speaker of Sweden's Riksdag has tired of the bare breasts adorning the walls in parliament and has ensured the removal of the offending painting from the parliament's dining room.

The nude named Juno, painted by baroque artist G E Schröder, had hung in the guest dining room for some 30 years before deputy speaker Susanne Eberstein decided enough was enough.

Eberstein's will was the janitor's command and one day Juno was gone, and the flaunted flesh beamed down no more on visitors to Sweden's national assembly.


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