Albanian Town Doesn’t Get a Ton of Noteworthy Visitors

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Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha (bottom R) unveils a statue of former US President George W. Bush in downtown Fushekruje on July 6, 2011. George W. Bush was the first US president to ever visit Albania, a staunch US ally, in June 2007. The statue commemorates his short visit in the town where he was enthusiastically greeted by local residents.   AFP PHOTO / GENT SHKULLAKU (Photo credit should read GENT SHKULLAKU/AFP/Getty Images)
Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha (bottom R) unveils a statue of former US President George W. Bush in downtown Fushekruje on July 6, 2011. George W. Bush was the first US president to ever visit Albania, a staunch US ally, in June 2007. The statue commemorates his short visit in the town where he was enthusiastically greeted by local residents. AFP PHOTO / GENT SHKULLAKU (Photo credit should read GENT SHKULLAKU/AFP/Getty Images) Photo: GENT SHKULLAKU/2011 AFP

Albanian prime minister Sali Berisha unveiled a nine-foot, three-inch statue of former president George W. Bush in the small village of Fushe Kruje today. Albanians have a "special affection" for the United States, Reuters reports, but they seem to have erected a statue of Bush in particular because he ... went there, one time. Fushe Kruje doesn't get a ton of visitors, so if you go there, ever, you'll probably get a statue.

Albanian town thanks George W. Bush with statue [Reuters]