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Vatican marks anniversary of 1972 attack on Michelangelo's Pieta


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A combo photo shows a detail view of the damaged Michelangelo's Pieta and it after restoration works at the Vatican. Forty-one years ago, a crazed Hungarian named Laszlo Toth jumped an altar railing in St. Peter's Basilica and dealt 12 hammer blows to Michelangelo's Pieta, severely damaging the Renaissance masterpiece.To mark the attack on May 21, 1972, the Vatican Museums held a day-long seminar on May 21, 2013 on the statue, the incident, and what subsequently became one of the most delicate and controversial art restorations in history. Musei Vaticani/Handout via Reuters