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San Diego kisses 'Unconditional Surrender' goodbye

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Sean Farrell, 1, of San Diego, tries to sit on a section of the statue called, "Unconditional Surrender," as the artwork is dismantled from its' spot alongside the USS Midway aircraft carrier museum on May 30, in San Diego.

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A worker approaches the legs of the statue called, "Unconditional Surrender," as the artwork is dismantled from its spot alongside the USS Midway in San Diego.

"Unconditional Surrender," a 25-foot statue resembling the famous Alfred Eisenstaedt photo of an American sailor kissing a woman in a white dress on V-J Day in Time Square is leaving the San Diego waterfront for restoration in New Jersey.