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Current And Former Guantanamo Bay Detainees Create 'Ode To The Sea' Art Exhibit

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Franco-Tunisian fashion designer Azzedine Alaia poses during an exposition of Britain's artist Richard Wentworth photographic work on fashion design on Sept. 7, 2017 at the Maison Alaia in Paris. Francios Guillot /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sale Of $450 Million Da Vinci Painting Serves As A Triumph Of Marketing

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A man stands in front of a projection of the virtually recomposed painting The Enchanted Pose by René Magritte at The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium on Tuesday. Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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New Exhibit Shows Off Special Effects Pioneer Ray Harryhausen's Lasting Works

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Why A Thumb-Sized Stone Is Important To Ancient Greek Art History

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Madga Sayeg's artwork in Mexico City, Mexico Courtesy Magda hide caption

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Magda Sayeg: What's The Emotional Power Behind "Yarn Bombing"?

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Vincent Van Gogh's Olive Trees, made with oil on canvas in 1889. See the shadow cast by that small tree on the far right side? There's a grasshopper lurking in that shade. Courtesy of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art hide caption

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Left: Johannes Vermeer's Lady Writing, 1665. Right: Caspar Netscher's Woman Feeding a Parrot, with a Page, 1666. National Gallery of Art, Washington hide caption

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National Gallery of Art, Washington

Dutch Artists Painted Their Patriotism With Pearls And ... Parrots?

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Obama poses with a boy who fell asleep during the White House's Father's Day ice cream social on June 14, 2013. Souza remembers the president calling out, "Pete, you've got to get a picture of this." Pete Souza/Courtesy of Little, Brown and Company, New York hide caption

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Photographer Pete Souza Reflects On 8 Years (And 1.9 Million Photos) Of Obama

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