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Bill de Blasio immortalized as Nativity statue in Italy

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The Christ child, the three wise men, some camels, and... Bill de Blasio?

This unlikely Nativity scene exists thanks to a craftsman in Naples, Italy, where theNew York City Mayor-elect's grandfather was born. A terracotta de Blasio statue stands amid the usual assortment of virgin mothers and sheep, smiling and waving while wearing an Italian flag sash.

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The artisan responsible for the piece, Genny Di Virgilio, told AFP that he would give it to de Blasio if the new mayor visits his shop.

“This is a great moment for the all the people of the Campania region and all the Neapolitan families with relatives who emigrated to the United States,” he said.

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