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US returns 25 looted artifacts to Italy: Vases, frescoes

A third century B.C. terracotta head, left, and a second century Roman bronze figure representing Mars, are shown during a press conference in Rome, Tuesday, May 26, 2015. The United States has returned 25 artifacts that were looted from Italy, including Etruscan vases, 1st century frescoes and precious books that had made their way into top-notch U.S. museum, university and private collections. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

ROME (AP) — The United States on Tuesday officially returned 25 artifacts looted over the decades from Italy, including Etruscan vases, 1st-century frescoes and precious books that ended up in U.S. museums, universities and private collections.

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Berlin art show pairs impressionist, expressionist paintings

In this photo taken with a long shutter, members of the media walks through the exhibition 'Impressionism - Expressionism. Turning Point in Art' during the press preview at the Alte Nationalgalerie (Old National Gallery), in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, May 20, 2015. The paintings from left: Le Pont de Chatou by Maurice de Vlaminck, L'Ete by Auguste Renoir, the sculpture L'Age d'airain by Auguste Renoir and the painting Chez le pere Lathuille by Edouard Manet. The exhibition opens on May 22, and runs through Sept. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

BERLIN (AP) — Camille Pissarro’s famous “Boulevard Montmartre at Night” shows a brightly illuminated avenue in Paris — the city lights turned into gentle dabs of oil paint. Next to the French impressionist’s 1897 work is a painting by German expressionist Ernst Ludwig Kirchner from 1912 depicting a Berlin street scene in flashy yellow, blue and black — the broad brush stokes clearly visible.

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