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Symbol of French Republic defaced in art attack

Vincent Pomarede, curator of painting department at the Louvre Lens Museum, poses front of Eugene Delacroix 's painting, "Liberty Leading the People (28 July 1830) (La Liberte guidant le peuple) in "La Galerie du Temps" (Gallery of Time) during a media day on the eve of the inauguration of the Le Louvre Lens Museum, in Lens, northern France, in this December 3, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Vincent Pomarede, curator of painting department at the Louvre Lens Museum, poses front of Eugene Delacroix 's painting, "Liberty Leading the People (28 July 1830) (La Liberte guidant le peuple) in "La Galerie du Temps" (Gallery of Time) during a...more

Vincent Pomarede, curator of painting department at the Louvre Lens Museum, poses front of Eugene Delacroix 's painting, "Liberty Leading the People (28 July 1830) (La Liberte guidant le peuple) in "La Galerie du Temps" (Gallery of Time) during a media day on the eve of the inauguration of the Le Louvre Lens Museum, in Lens, northern France, in this December 3, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
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A woman looks at Eugene Delacroix 's painting, "Liberty Leading the People (28 July 1830) (La Liberte guidant le peuple) in "La Galerie du Temps" (Gallery of Time) during media day on the eve of the inauguration of the Le Louvre Lens Museum, in Lens, northern France, in this December 3, 2012 file picture. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol/Files

A woman looks at Eugene Delacroix 's painting, "Liberty Leading the People (28 July 1830) (La Liberte guidant le peuple) in "La Galerie du Temps" (Gallery of Time) during media day on the eve of the inauguration of the Le Louvre Lens Museum, in Lens,...more

A woman looks at Eugene Delacroix 's painting, "Liberty Leading the People (28 July 1830) (La Liberte guidant le peuple) in "La Galerie du Temps" (Gallery of Time) during media day on the eve of the inauguration of the Le Louvre Lens Museum, in Lens, northern France, in this December 3, 2012 file picture. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol/Files
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