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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.
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Lonnie G. Bunch III speaks during the 2016 dedication of the National Museum of African History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Bunch, the museum's founding director, will be taking over as secretary of the Smithsonian Institution in mid-June.
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Tintoretto was in his late 20s when he painted this self-portrait circa 1546/48. (Scroll down to compare this portrait to one he painted 40 years later.)
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Jordan Binnington, starting goaltender for the St. Louis Blues, looks on during the first game of the Blues' playoff series with the San Jose Sharks earlier this month. Binnington may be a rookie, but he's taking part in a tradition that dates back decades.
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Rabbit by Jeff Koons was sold for more than $91 million at Christie's in New York on Wednesday night. It set a record for the most expensive work by a living artist to be sold at auction.
A visitor in 2005 views the impressionist painting called Rue St.-Honore, Apres-Midi, Effet de Pluie, painted in 1897 by Camille Pissarro, on display in the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid.