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ROME: City orders removal of 'paper dolls', report says

ROME, Ga. - City officials told the Floyd Medical Center Thursday that dozens of so-called paper dolls must be removed from the right of way on state highways, the Rome News-Tribune reported.

The Floyd Medical Center puts the pink and green "paper doll" silhouettes up around town every year to help spread the message of breast cancer awareness.

The Rome News-Tribune reported that the city's building inspection department received an anonymous complaint about the silhouettes. That complaint prompted the order for the hospital to take them down.

The Breast Center at Floyd Medical Center posted a YouTube video showing personnel removing the signs.

"When the silhouettes were unveiled in 2008, they weren't designed to be a symbol of the Floyd Medical Center or the Breast Center as much as they were to be an image of empowered women taking a stand for breast health and against a cancer that attacks mothers, wives, girlfriends, best friends and sisters," said Haley Walker, Director of Public Relations for Floyd Medical Center, in the video.