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Artworks put up for auction due to bad economy

2008-12-01 06:12:18 GMT2008-12-01 14:12:18 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

An employee holds Pablo Picasso's "Portrait of a bearded man" from 1970 before an auction in Jerusalem November 30, 2008. A curator for the auction said that in times of economic hardship, more art works are put up for auction. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

An employee holds French artist Camille Pissarro's "Paysanne avec un ane, Pontoise" from 1877 before an auction in Jerusalem, Israel, November 30, 2008. A curator for the auction said that in times of economic hardship, more art works are put up for auction. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

An employee holds Nachum Gutman's "Jerusalem" from 1960 before an auction in Jerusalem, Israel, November 30, 2008. A curator for the auction said that in times of economic hardship, more art works are put up for auction. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

Employees of an auction house put up paintings for sale in Jerusalem, Israel, November 30, 2008.

A curator for the auction said that in times of economic hardship, more art works are put up for auction.

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