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Major hubs say goodbye to controversial airport scanners

M. Spencer Green/AP

At the airport

Get ready to say good-bye to invasive body scanners at major U.S airports, including Chicago's O'Hare and New York's LaGuardia. Replacing the show-everything technology machines will be millimetre-wave devices that display the same generic outline for each person. Suspicious hidden items will be highlighted in orange. The change should speed up queues, says the Transportation Security Administration. The controversial models will be moved to less busy airports.

At the park

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Copenhagen's newest park is being billed as a fusion of architecture, landscape and art. The 750-metre-long Superkilen in the suburb of Norrebro is furnished with artifacts representing the 60 homeland nationalities of nearby residents. The items include playground swings from Iraq, picnic tables from Armenia and palm trees from China.

In the museum

A storm of protest forced Vienna's Leopold Museum to cover the offending parts of a poster promoting its newest art show: Nude Men from 1800 to Today. The original full-frontal photo of three soccer players wearing only socks and shoes can still be seen at the exhibit, which runs till Jan. 28. Also on display are works by Andy Warhol, Jean Cocteau and Paul Cézanne, among others.

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