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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Festivus pole made of beer cans will be on display at the Capitol in response to a nativity scene put on display last week.
    
Chaz Stevens of Deerfield Beach plans to put up his display on Wednesday. It is a six-foot tall pole made of empty Pabst Blue Ribbon cans and is part of a celebration of a non-secular holiday featured on a 1997 episode of "Seinfeld."
    
A group called the Florida Nativity Scene Committee put up their depiction of Jesus' birth last week, followed two days later by a banner from the Freedom From Religion Foundation that expresses support for the separation of government and religion.
    
The Department of Management Services approved Stevens' application to display the pole.

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