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Robert E. Lee Confederate statue removed in Richmond, Virginia

USA TODAY Logo By Gabriela Miranda, USA TODAY of USA TODAY | Slide 1 of 18: Crews dismantle the corner of the pedestal of the Robert E. Lee statue as they attempt to locate a time capsule thought to be buried in the base on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va., Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021. The statue was removed from the pedestal on Sept. 8.

Crews dismantle the corner of the pedestal of the Robert E. Lee statue as they attempt to locate a time capsule thought to be buried in the base on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va., Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021. The statue was removed from the pedestal on Sept. 8.
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