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France battles theft of cultural treasures FEATURE 01/13/2010

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


France battles theft of cultural treasures


FEATURE


01/13/2010

PARIS — French police Col. Stephane Gauffeny started the year with a heavy caseload.

His job: investigating the theft of art and treasures in France, one of the best-endowed and most stolen-from countries in the world, which was struck by two major crimes in the week after Christmas alone.

In the first, a picture by Edgar Degas worth $1.14 billion was unscrewed from the walls of a museum in Marseille..... MORE


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