Govt postpones plan to sell mountain peaks

This undated photo provided by the community of Kartitsch shows the 2,600 meters (over 8,500 feet) high Rosskopf mountain in Kartisch, eastern Tyrol, Austria, that was for sale along with a neighboring mountain. Austria's government on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 postponed the planned sale of the two alpine summits after an outpouring of national outrage. Austria's privatization agency announced a decision after an emergency meeting between Economics Minister Reinhold Mitterlehner and top officials in charge of selling of national property to the private sector. (AP Photo/Community of Kartitsch)

June 14, 2011 8:19:36 AM PDT
An Austrian government agency abruptly pulled two sky-high pieces of real estate - majestic peaks offering stupendous alpine views - off the open market Tuesday after an outpouring of national outrage over the perceived sellout of the nation's heritage.