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Top 10 art museums in the world

<p>Visitors at the Musee d'Orsay admire a self-portrait by French painter Paul Cezanne, "Portrait de l'artiste au fond rose" one the masterpieces donated to museums in France, October 16, 2000. REUTERS/John Schults</p>

Visitors at the Musee d'Orsay admire a self-portrait by French painter Paul Cezanne, "Portrait de l'artiste au fond rose" one the masterpieces donated to museums in France, October 16, 2000. REUTERS/John Schults

Visitors at the Musee d'Orsay admire a self-portrait by French painter Paul Cezanne, "Portrait de l'artiste au fond rose" one the masterpieces donated to museums in France, October 16, 2000. REUTERS/John Schults

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<p>Museum visitors examine pieces during a preview of the new Greek and Roman Galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York April 16, 2007. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid</p>

Museum visitors examine pieces during a preview of the new Greek and Roman Galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York April 16, 2007. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Museum visitors examine pieces during a preview of the new Greek and Roman Galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York April 16, 2007. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

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<p>A general view of the Louvre Museum with its glass Pyramid entrance designed by Chinese-born U.S. Architect I.M. Pei, in Paris, August 6, 2007. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau</p>

A general view of the Louvre Museum with its glass Pyramid entrance designed by Chinese-born U.S. Architect I.M. Pei, in Paris, August 6, 2007. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

A general view of the Louvre Museum with its glass Pyramid entrance designed by Chinese-born U.S. Architect I.M. Pei, in Paris, August 6, 2007. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

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<p>An aerial view of the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California, May 9, 2007. REUTERS/Sam Mircovich</p>

An aerial view of the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California, May 9, 2007. REUTERS/Sam Mircovich

An aerial view of the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California, May 9, 2007. REUTERS/Sam Mircovich

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<p>Britain's Prince Charles looks up at Sandro Botticelli's painting "Madonna del Magnificat" at the Uffizi gallery in Florence, November 4, 2002. REUTERS/Paolo Cocco DJM</p>

Britain's Prince Charles looks up at Sandro Botticelli's painting "Madonna del Magnificat" at the Uffizi gallery in Florence, November 4, 2002. REUTERS/Paolo Cocco DJM

Britain's Prince Charles looks up at Sandro Botticelli's painting "Madonna del Magnificat" at the Uffizi gallery in Florence, November 4, 2002. REUTERS/Paolo Cocco DJM

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<p>A man poses for the camera as he walks over Doris Salcedo's work, Shibboleth - a giant crack in the floor of the Tate Modern in London October 8, 2007. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor</p>

A man poses for the camera as he walks over Doris Salcedo's work, Shibboleth - a giant crack in the floor of the Tate Modern in London October 8, 2007. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

A man poses for the camera as he walks over Doris Salcedo's work, Shibboleth - a giant crack in the floor of the Tate Modern in London October 8, 2007. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

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<p>A visitor walks through the Prado Museum's extension during a media presentation before its official opening in Madrid October 27, 2007. REUTERS/Andrea Comas</p>

A visitor walks through the Prado Museum's extension during a media presentation before its official opening in Madrid October 27, 2007. REUTERS/Andrea Comas

A visitor walks through the Prado Museum's extension during a media presentation before its official opening in Madrid October 27, 2007. REUTERS/Andrea Comas

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<p>A woman is photographed through a series of sculptures entitled "Circle I, Circle II and Circle III" by American artist David Smith at the National Gallery of Art in Washington October 5, 2006. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque</p>

A woman is photographed through a series of sculptures entitled "Circle I, Circle II and Circle III" by American artist David Smith at the National Gallery of Art in Washington October 5, 2006. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A woman is photographed through a series of sculptures entitled "Circle I, Circle II and Circle III" by American artist David Smith at the National Gallery of Art in Washington October 5, 2006. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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