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Giant vulva statue fuels gender debate in Brazil

A 33-meter, bright-red vagina sculpture -- which its author titled "Diva" -- stands out against the grassy hillside on a mountain in northeast Brazil, and is intended to promote dialogue on gender issues, particularly poignant under the conservative government of President Jair Bolsonaro.

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