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Louvre comes to poor French city, raising eyebrows

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LENS, France (AP) — The Louvre has embarked on an ambitious quest — opening a €150 million ($196 million) extension in an abandoned coal mining town in northern France that has an unemployment rate nearly three times the national average. The "Louvre-Lens" project — housed in a futuristic glass and aluminum complex — opens this week in an attempt to silence critics who say French art is limited...

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