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October 27, 2017

Louvre wants to buy famed prayer book

PARIS (AP) — The Louvre museum in Paris is calling on the public to help bring back one of the French Renaissance's greatest decorative works of art.

The Book of Hours prayer book — a manuscript bound in gold and encrusted with emerald, ruby and turquoise gemstones — belonged to France's King Francis I, who gifted the treasure to his 10-year-old niece during the 16th century.

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