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US Formally Returns Million Dollar Picasso Painting to France

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United States customs officials have formally returned a Pablo Picasso painting stolen more than a decade ago.
Picasso's "La Coiffeuse" was taken around the turn of the century from the National Museum of Modern Art in Paris.
Museum officials first noticed the painting was missing from storage back in November 2001.
The cubist painting, was discovered by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency in New Jersey.
The package, which suggested the contents were a cheap Christmas gift, was sent to peculiar storage destination.
It aroused suspicious because it called for a climate-controlled facility.
Sarah Saldana, the director of ICE, met with Frederic Dore on Thursday to formalize the artwork's return.
Dore is the Deputy Chief of Mission for the French embassy in Washington.
It is not clear when the $15 million painting will be returned to it's Parisian museum.



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