This plugin will remove all avatars (and optionally, all icons) from a Buddypress site
Make sure WPMU and BuddyPress are installed and active.
Copy the plugin folder buddypress-remove-avatars/ into /wp-content/plugins/
Browse to the plugin administration screen and activate the plugin.
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