Masterpieces Stolen From Paris Museum

Five paintings made by world-famous artists, including Picasso and Matisse, have been stolen from the Museum of Modern Art in Paris. Early reports suggest that the paintings together are worth an estimated $618 million. The theft was reported early Thursday morning in Paris. According to France’s Nouvel Observateur the pilfered paintings are: “Pigeon with peas” by Pablo Picasso; “Pastorale” by Henri Matisse; “Olive tree near l’Estaque” by Georges Braque; “Woman on the range” by Amédéo Modigliani; and “Still life with candlesticks” by Fernand Léger. BBC news said museum officials discovered the theft Thursday morning when they noticed a broken window and lock.

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