03/01/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Artist Creates Tribute To Bush Shoe Thrower

Iraqis have literally given former President Bush the boot.

A sofa-sized shoe monument was unveiled today in Tikrit - the hometown of the former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein - in honor of the Iraqi journalist who threw his footwear at Bush last month during a Baghdad new conference.

Iraqi artist Laith al-Amari told Britain's Sky News that his copper and fiberglass sculpture is an homage to the pride of the Iraqi people and "not a political work."

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