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Thursday, June 17, 2004

Tower of Pisa to stop leaning

The Leaning Tower of Pisa has decided to stop leaning.
A spokesperson for the tower said the Torre Pendente Di Pisa was tired of leaning all these years and had decided to straighten up.
The authorities plan to invite world leaders to a special function, when the tower will officially stop leaning.
Among the world leaders expected for the function are George W Bush (US) and Tony Blair (UK).
A special invitee is Sonia Gandhi of the Congress Party that won the recent election in India. Sonia has Italian origins.
Architect Tomasso di Andrea da Pontedera had realized that the Leaning Tower could not be straightened. In 1178, the lean became obvious, when the tower had reached a height of 10.6 meters.
The Tower of Pisa was built to show the rest of the world the wealth of the city of Pisa.


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