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Controversial Billboards

Greece bans racy billboards for causing too many car accidents.

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"We believe they are the cause of 10 percent of all accidents in the city," say Athens police. In the U.S., the recent graphic billboards for Captivity caused a stir and the BBC has been getting a lot of attention for billboards that let you vote (via text messages) on divisive topics. Who knew the lowliest form of public advertising could be so hot?

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