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She retouched him

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Ecce Homo by Elias Garcia Martinez has held pride of place in the sanctuary of Mercy Church near Zaragoza for more than 100 years. But one elderly parishioner was upset about the way it had been allowed to deteriorate and decided to restore it herself. The resulting image (right), resembling 'a very hairy monkey in an ill-fitting tunic' according to the BBC, became something of an Internet sensation, prompting tens of thousand of people to visit the church. This prompted the parish to charge an admission fee - part of which the woman who touched up the painting is now claiming in royalties.