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Louvre masterworks to light up ex-mining town

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The Louvre will shine the light of high culture on a depressed former mining town this week, as the Paris museum opens a gleaming new satellite among the slag heaps of northern Lens. 

Employees work on the Louvre-Lens museum construction site on November 28, 2012 in Lens, northern France. ©AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE HUGUEN

President Francois Hollande will cut the ribbon Tuesday on the Japanese-designed new museum, set to host masterpieces by Delacroix and Raphael for its first year of existence.

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