What Is This?

Is it a communist naval mine? A communist robot? A communist giant ashtray? A communist trashcan? What? In the name of Mao Zedong I ask you: What are you, you weird ironclad device you?

It's an anti-explosive container, placed in a subway station in Beijing. As China prepares for its 60th Anniversary—proclaimed on October 1, 1949—authorities are tightening security against terrorist attacks even more. Because we all know that terrorists leave packages marked as "bomb" ready to be put into a bomb trashcan. [Boston]

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