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Stolen Swans and Banned Paintings

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I was doing my daily skimming of the New York Times online, and two articles both caught my eye. The best part, they both came from the same country.

Stolen Swans

There were reports describing the disappearance of swans from a historic waterway, and the detectives on the case are proposing this was done for food.

This proposal was made after the finding of remains from five swans. When I heard "remains" grotesque images came to mind, but to make it worse, these remains we're found in a bag placed in the way you would see a turkey.

Besides the illegal hunting of these majestic birds, a historic covenant supports the queen owning all the wild swans living in the open waters of UK. This means that this covenant from 1186 will allow for these hunters to be charged with treason, and rightfully so.

Banned Paintings

A 1952 painting of Queen Elizabeth II is finally open for public eyes after a 60-year ban. The uplifting of the ban was to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee - the 60-year anniversary of the Queen's coronation.

Why was it banned in the first place?

The exaggerated neck, and accusation, "it looked nothing like the Queen." These two reasons were enough for the painter, John Napper, to agree with it's banning.

Now, this painting will be seen by all those who wished to get married or go to a citizenship ceremony. What a surprising turn of events!

I personally agree with its uplifting of the ban, because it definitely makes the Queen seem more realistic, and approachable. And remember, even queens can get bad hair days.

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