BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Reuters) –
Sightseers in Buenos Aires got a shock Thursday when the city’s most
famous landmark, the obelisk, was covered with a giant pink condom on
World AIDS Day.
City officials used cranes to unfurl shiny pink cloth over the monolith
in a campaign promoting condom use to prevent infection with the HIV virus
that causes AIDS.
"It seemed like we could have the biggest impact by putting a condom
on the most important symbol of the city," said Sandra Castillo, an
organizer of the campaign.
The obelisk, which is identical to the Washington Monument but smaller
at 220 feet (67 meters) tall, is a popular tourist site.
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