United Buddy Bears visit Buenos Aires

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"United Buddy Bears" promote living together in peace and harmony on their global tour. Around 140 Buddy Bears (each 2 m tall), represent as many countries recognized by the United Nations.
Since the first exhibition in Berlin in 2002, more than 20 million visitors world-wide have been able to admire the United Buddy Bears, standing hand in hand in a peaceful circle, promoting tolerance and understanding among different nations, cultures and religions.
From the 5th March till 19th April of 2009 the circle of the United Buddy Bears will be presented in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on the San Martin Square. Each Buddy Bear has been designed by an artist on behalf of his or her native country.
The Argentinean bear was created and designed by a member o the group of artists named Fileteados de Buenos Aires, Maria Cristina Iglesias, and it's going to be auctioned for the benefit of children in need.
This exhibition also commemorates the 15th anniversary of the agreement between Berlin and Buenos Aires as sister cities.
Buddy Bears has raised over USD 2,225,000 (as of January 2009) through donations and auctions in aid of UNICEF and local child relief organizations.

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