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    The banner of Vladimir Putin flapps off the side of the Manhattan Bridge on Thursday, Oct. 6. (@HeathRaymond / Twitter)

    A giant banner featuring Russian President Vladimir Putin was unfurled on the side of the Manhattan Bridge on Thursday afternoon.

    The banner, which shows Putin's portrait along with the word "Peacemaker" began flapping over the side of the span shortly before 2 p.m.

    According to the New York Post, police officers removed the banner at about 3 p.m.

    It's not clear who put the banner there, but the NYPD said it's taken it down. 

    It's not the first time someone's hung something from the bridge. In 2014, activists unfurled a Palestinian flag from the span during a march in support for those in Gaza.

    Also that year, a pair of German artists swapped two U.S. flags atop the Brooklyn Bridge's two towers with a pair of bleached white replicas.

    More #clowns!!! A #Putin #Peacemaker banner just dropped on The #manhattanbridge. This city is scary. #NYC

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    This banner went up on the #manhattanbridge #putin #peacemaker

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    Putin peacemaker banner -> failure to launch

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