If you've ever looked at Picasso's Guernica before and weren't struck to near-tears by it, here's a 3-D tour that might invoke them at last.

And if you've never heard the story about the painting and the war in Iraq, you dang well should, so here you go.

Earlier this week [Feb. 2003], U.N. officials hung a blue curtain over a tapestry reproduction of Picasso's Guernica at the entrance of the Security Council. The spot is where diplomats and others make statements to the press, and ostensibly officials thought it would be inappropriate for Colin Powell to speak about war in Iraq with the 20th century's most iconic protest against the inhumanity of war as his backdrop.

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