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French Culture Minister Francoise Nyssen, wearing a red scarf, visits two rooms of the Louvre filled with 31 paintings recovered after World War II. She conducted the visit Monday with the museum's president, Jean-Luc Martinez. Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Torrential downpours have lashed parts of Europe in recent days. In Paris, the Seine River breached its banks in places. Geoffrey Van Der Hasselt/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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