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Einstein statue 'yarn-bombed' Thursday morning

Thursday - 7/19/2012, 4:06pm  ET

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Photo courtesy @oleknyc via Twitter

WASHINGTON - Passersby may have been surprised on Thursday morning as they passed the Albert Einstein Memorial.

The bronze statue at the National Academy of Sciences was bursting with color - pink, purple and blue - after being "yarn-bombed" overnight.

While the culprit has not been officially recognized, polish-born artist Olek tweeted a photo early Thursday morning of the statue. The artist, who lives in Brooklyn, is known for draping public statues in colorful yarn, says the DCist.

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