Barack Obama statue removed from Jakarta park

Indonesian students look at the statue of President Barack Obama as a 10-year-old boy at Menteng Park in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Feb. 5, 2010. The statue of young Obama that drew public backlash after it was placed in the park will be moved to the elementary school he attended while living in the Indonesian capital four decades ago amid criticism arguing that statues in public places should be reserved only for national heroes and those who have made significant contributions to the country. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana) (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

February 15, 2010 7:55:24 AM PST
Authorities removed a statue of Barack Obama from a park in the Indonesian capital due to a public backlash and moved it Monday to a nearby elementary school that the U.S. president attended as a child.