A picture taken on September 17, 2012 in Paris, shows a view of the new Department of Islamic Arts at the Louvre, the largest of its kind in Europe, with 3,000 artefacts on display, gathered from ... more 
A picture taken on September 17, 2012 in Paris, shows a view of the new Department of Islamic Arts at the Louvre, the largest of its kind in Europe, with 3,000 artefacts on display, gathered from Spain to India and dating back to the seventh century AD. Intended to celebrate "The Radiant Face of a Great Civilization" the 100-million-euro project - largely financed by donors from across the Islamic world - will be inaugurated by French President ahead of its official opening on September 18. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD less 
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