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The Louvre was closed on Monday as security and reception staff went on strike over what they say are deteriorating working conditions as the museum draws record crowds. Here, visitors queue outside the Louvre in July 2015. Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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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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