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Statue of John Lennon, Havana, Cuba

The Beatles’ music was once banned in Cuba and tapes had to be smuggled in. 20 years after John Lennon died, Castro decided the Beatle should be celebrated as a hero and a bronze statue of Lennon was erected in John Lennon Park. A tribute concert was also held in Cuba in 2000. According to Castro, Lennon shared his dreams. He said he, too, is a dreamer whose dreams have become reality. Now you, too, can sit and spend time with Lennon in the park.