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The Louvre Is Empty

The Mona Lisa lacking for visitors at the Louvre (photo by Rob Colvin for Hyperallergic)
The Mona Lisa lacking for visitors at the Louvre (photo by Rob Colvin for Hyperallergic)

One week after terrorists killed 129 people in Paris, the French capital remains quiet, including its museums. One of our writers, Rob Colvin, visited the Louvre today, and rather than the usual crush of people mobbing the Mona Lisa, he found the gallery almost entirely empty. An eerie moment of tranquility caused by a burst of brutal violence.

The Mona Lisa at the Louvre
The Mona Lisa at the Louvre (photo by Rob Colvin for Hyperallergic)
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