The Little Mermaid is situated by the waterside in Copenhagen. The statue, inspired by the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, is one of Denmark's biggest tourist attractions and one of the most famous statues in the world. However, it has become an object of vandalism many times. On April 24, 1964, the statue's head was sawn off and stolen for the first time. Since then, the statue has been covered in paint, clad in a Burka, decapitated and many other things. Learn more about the 50-year history of vandalism of the Little Mermaid in this photo gallery by ITAR-TASS.