View image of President Abdoulaye Wade didnât win any popularity votes when he funnelled millions into the construction of a monument to the African Renaissance. A waste of money wasnât the only reaction to this 160ft colossus, unveiled in April 2010. It depicts a stylized muscular man with a baby in his arms, emerging from a volcano and pulling along a half-naked woman â and has been criticized for both skimpy clothing and sexism. (Courtesy [Jeff Attaway](http://www.flickr.com/photos/attawayjl/5557101948/)) (Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/attawayjl/5557101948/)
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