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Mayor crushes illegally parked Mercedes with a tank in Vilnius, Lithuania

Update August 17, 12:30 p.m. ET: This photograph was digitally altered removing a person that was on the armored personnel carrier. The photo was handed out by the mayor's office and distributed by The Associated Press and other news organizations. For a full explanation and to see both versions of the image read here.

Vilnius City Municipality via AP

Arturas Zuokas, the 43 year old mayor of Vilnius drives over a car parked illegally on a main street in Vilnius city center with a military vehicle, August 2, 2011. The mayor took the drastic action after becoming infuriated with motorists parking their luxury cars illegally around the city..

The photograph just moved today, but you can read the story and watch the video on the crushing that happened yesterday here.

The Mayor of Vilnius, Lithuania, hops in an APC and runs over an illegally parked Mercedes in his Public Service Announcement to show he is cracking down on parking violators. TODAY.com's Dara Brown reports.