In 1910, Lithuanian artist Ben Zion Black painted the interior of Burlington's Chai Adam Synagogue. Much of the painting was destroyed when the building underwent renovations. Courtesy of the Ohavi Zedek Synagogue hide caption

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In the restored San Gennaro catacombs, mosaics like this are lit with high-tech lighting paid for by grants from big corporations. Courtesy of the San Gennaro Catacombs hide caption

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Andrew Winter's Gulls at Monhegan was lost after it was given — wrongly — to an American ambassador to Costa Rica when he retired. Courtesy of the U.S. GSA Fine Arts Program hide caption

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A portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin is on display at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas. Benny Snyder/AP hide caption

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Photographer JeongMee Yoon felt her daughter's life was being overtaken by pink. She illustrated that in her 2006 portrait Seo Woo and Her Pink Things. JeongMee Yoon/Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Jenkins Johnson Gallery hide caption

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Renoir's On the Shore of the Seine returns to the Baltimore Museum of Art more than 60 years after its theft. Rumor has it Renoir painted the tiny piece on a linen napkin for his mistress. It was stolen from the museum in 1951 and resurfaced in 2012 when a woman tried to sell it, claiming she had bought it at a flea market. AP hide caption

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ShaoLan Hsueh worked with illustrators to develop pictograms that help readers learn Chinese characters. Rick Pushinsky/Courtesy of ShaoLan Hsueh hide caption

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After the Rockefeller Center mural was destroyed in 1934, Diego Rivera recreated this version, named Man, Controller of the Universe, which is on display at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. The story of the original mural's creation and destruction is the focus of a Mexican Cultural Institute exhibition in Washington, D.C. Courtesy of Museo Frida Kahlo hide caption

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Ettlinger at age 22, after his stint in the army. Courtesy George Ettlinger hide caption

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Artist Marc Ahr has been drawing at all the Olympic Games since 1992, but for him, Sochi is special. Sam Sanders/NPR hide caption

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"By me putting all this information out there, what I'm basically telling you is I'm telling you everything." — Hasan Elahi James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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