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$613M in paintings stolen from museum

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A single masked intruder entered the Paris Museum of Modern Art and carefully removed $613 million worth of paintings from their dissembled frames without slicing them out. A guard found the evidence on Thursday morning.

The stolen works:

-- "Le pigeon aux petits-pois" (The Pigeon with the Peas) an ochre and brown Cubist oil painting by Pablo Picasso.

--"La Pastorale" (Pastoral), an oil painting of nudes on hillside by Henri Matisse.

-- "L'olivier pres de l'Estaque" (Olive Tree near Estaque) by Georges Braque.

-- "La femme a l'eventail" (Woman with a Fan) by Amedeo Modigliani.

-- "Nature-mort aux chandeliers" (Still Life with Chandeliers) by Fernand Leger.

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