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LA's 'América Tropical' mural gets a new $10 million home

by Take Two®

This Oct. 4, 2012 photo shows Leslie Rainer, project specialist and painting conservator at the Getty Conservation Institute, standing by the 1932 David Alfaro Siqueiros mural, "America Tropical," on the side of Italian Hall in the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument in downtown Los Angeles Thursday, Oct. 10, 2012. Reed Saxon/AP

The City of Los Angeles and the Getty yesterday opened a $10 million visitor center for the 80-year-old David Alfaro Siqueiros mural entitled "América Tropical."

KPCC's Adolfo Guzman-Lopez says it's one that civic leaders had censored for its left-leaning political symbolism.

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