France's Culture Minister Aurelie Filippetti, and American Thomas Selldorff, right, pose for 

France's Culture Minister Aurelie Filippetti, and American Thomas Selldorff, right, pose for the media during a ceremony at the Culture Ministry in Paris, France, Tuesday, March 19, 2013, to return seven paintings taken from their Jewish owners during World War II, as part of ongoing efforts to give back hundreds of looted artworks that still hang in the Louvre and other French museums. Selldorff reclaimed six German and Italian paintings that his grandfather, Richard Neumann, was forced to sell during World War II to flee Nazi occupation, and another painting was returned to other recipients.  In the background painting left, Alessandro Longhi(Venice, 1733 - Venice, 1813), Portrait of Bartolemeo Ferracina and painting right, Franz Xaver Karl Palko(Breslau, 1724 - Prague, 1770), Apotheosis of Saint John Nepocucene. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
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France's Culture Minister Aurelie Filippetti, and American Thomas Selldorff, right, pose for the media during a ceremony at the Culture Ministry in Paris, France, Tuesday, March 19, 2013, to return seven paintings taken from their Jewish owners during World War II, as part of ongoing efforts to give back hundreds of looted artworks that still hang in the Louvre and other French museums. Selldorff reclaimed six German and Italian paintings that his grandfather, Richard Neumann, was forced to sell during World War II to flee Nazi occupation, and another painting was returned to other recipients. In the background painting left, Alessandro Longhi(Venice, 1733 - Venice, 1813), Portrait of Bartolemeo Ferracina and painting right, Franz Xaver Karl Palko(Breslau, 1724 - Prague, 1770), Apotheosis of Saint John Nepocucene. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
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