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North Carolina Museum of Art’s conservator Corey Riley and curator Caroline Rocheleau take samples of marble from the statue of Bacchus. They drilled to get marble powder from various fragments of the sculpture. These little vials of powder will be sent for analysis to figure out from which quarry the marble used to carve the fragments came from.
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Mexico's presidential candidate for the Morena party, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (R), waves as he arrives with his wife Beatriz Gutierrez at the Great Museum of the Mayan World in Merida, Yucatan state, Mexico, for the third and last presidential candidates' debate before the July 1 general election, on June 12, 2018. LUIS PEREZ / AFP
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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), from Russia, holds up the Stanley Cup as the bus passes in front of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture and the Washington Monument during a Stanley Cup NHL hockey victory parade on June 12, 2018, in Washington,DC. Alex Brandon / POOL / AFP
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The former Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon poses for photographers at the Hotel Marriot in Copenhagen, Denmark on June 11, 2018. Ban Ki-Moon is in Denmark to set up a UN LIVE museum - the purpose is to engage people in UN World Destination. Martin Sylvest / Ritzau Scanpix / AFP
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A file photo taken on December 23, 2009 shows a view of Les Pleurants (The Mourners), one of the greatest masterpiece of medieval sculpture taken at the Beaux-Arts Museum, in Dijon, Burgandy, Eastern France.. The sculptures are part of the tomb of the Second Duke of Normandy Jean sans Peur (1371-1419) and his wife Marguerite de Baviere. Jeff PACHOUD / AFP
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French sculptor Daniel Georges works on a three-meter-high sculpture of late French singer Johnny Hallyday in his factory in Valence. The statue of late French rocker Johnny Hallyday, replicated from a smaller model by French sculptor Daniel Georges and the result of a crowdfunding campaign in which some 240 fans donated a total of approximately 13,000 Euros, will be installed in its position in the Southeastern French village of Viviers, where the late singers mother lived, on June 16, 2018. JEFF PACHOUD / AFP
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The Italian Air Force aerobatic unit Frecce Tricolori (Tricolor Arrows) spread smoke with the colors of the Italian flag over the Vittoriano Monument during the ceremony to mark the anniversary of the Italian Republic (Republic Day) on June 2, 2018 in Piazza Venezia, in Rome. . Vincenzo PINTO / AFP
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A picture taken on June 11, 2018 near M’Tsangamouji on the French territory of Mayotte, shows walls of an ancient building overgrown with vegetation and an old machinery at Soulou former sugar factory, one of the 18 emblematic sites selected by the French Ministry of Culture to profit from the 'Loto du patrimoine' draw which aims to help restore at risk heritage sites. Soulou former sugar factory has been selected as a priority to be renovated by the French 'Loto du Patrimoine'. The lottery draw will take place on September 14, 2018. Ornella LAMBERTI / AFP
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A monument to the Soviet Union founder Vladimir Lenin is pictured in front of the 80,000-seater Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on June 12, 2018, ahead of the Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament. YURI CORTEZ / AFP
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A wreath lies in front of portraits of victims of the wall at the Bernauerstrasse Berlin wall memorial in Berlin on June 9, 2018. John MACDOUGALL / AFP