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The U2 Joshua Tree Has Been Vandalized

Image Courtesy of Island RecordsThe famous Joshua tree in California’s Mojave Desert, which was immortalized on the cover of U2‘s 1987 album The Joshua Tree, has been vandalized. On the U2 fan forum atU2.com, user Hwy 190 writes that someone had hacked off one of the tree’s limbs.

“This past Sunday, I made my proverbial yearly hike out to the Tree with my dog to reminisce only to find that some hack and I do mean hack, decided it was a bright idea to take a hacksaw to one of the Tree’s limbs — evidently to remove an inch thick cross section as a souvenir,” writes Hwy 190.

Consequence of Sound has posted a photo of the vandalized tree.

The Joshua Tree, which featured the singles “With or Without You” and “Where the Streets Have No Name,” was U2’s first number one album on the Billboard 200.

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