The city is preparing to mark the Allied bombing in 1945, which killed thousands. But commemorations have been marred by protests. Many are angry over two outdoor art installations that are meant to be symbols of reconciliation.
An installation made of three disused buses had sparked a heated debate in Dresden last February: The unusual peace memorial by a Syrian-born artist will be set up in front of the Brandenburg Gate for two weeks.
A monumental installation in the Belgian town of Ypres honors the victims of the First World War. Its 600,000 clay sculptures each bear the name of a person killed in different battles in the Flemish town.
A peace memorial by Syrian-born artist Manaf Halbouni drawing attention to the parallels between Syria's war and the 1945 bombing of Dresden has been unveiled in Dresden - to loud protests.
A giant bronze statue of the namesake of Marxism has arrived in the German city of Trier, where the revolutionary socialist thinker was born 200 years ago. The artwork, a gift from China, didn't please everyone though.
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