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French "naked lady" recovered 33 years later

2008-09-29 09:55:22 GMT2008-09-29 17:55:22 (Beijing Time) Xinhua English

An Italian Carabinieri police officer stands next to a recovered painting of a naked woman, by French impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir, during a news conference in Rome September 26, 2008. Police said the painting was stolen from a family in Milan in 1975, and was later identified in part due to the damage on the bottom right corner caused by the family's daughter playing with a soccer ball.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

A recovered painting of a naked woman, by French impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir, is displayed during a news conference in Rome Sept. 26, 2008. Police said the painting was stolen from a family in Milan in 1975, and was later identified in part due to the damage on the bottom right corner caused by the family's daughter playing with a soccer ball.(Xinhua/AFP Photo)

Italian Carabinieri police Colonel Raffaele Mancino (2nd R) points at a recovered painting of a naked woman, by French artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir, during a news conference in Rome September 26, 2008. Police said the painting was stolen from a family in Milan in 1975, and was later identified in part due to damage on the bottom right corner caused by the family's daughter playing with a soccer ball.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

A recovered painting of a naked woman, by French impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir, is displayed during a news conference in Rome September 26, 2008. Police said the painting was stolen from a family in Milan in 1975, and was later identified in part due to the damage on the bottom right corner caused by the family's daughter playing with a soccer ball.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

An Italian Carabinieri police officer stands next to a recovered painting of a naked woman, by French impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir, during a news conference in Rome Sept. 26, 2008. (Xinhua/AFP Photo)

An Italian Carabinieri police officer stands next to a recovered painting of a naked woman, by French impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir, during a news conference in Rome September 26, 2008. Police said the painting was stolen from a family in Milan in 1975, and was later identified in part due to the damage on the bottom right corner caused by the family's daughter playing with a soccer ball.

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