FAMOUS PAINTING STOLEN
Armed robbers pulled the Edvard Munch painting "The Scream," from the walls of the Munch Museum and escaped in broad daylight in Oslo on August 22, 2004. Masked thieves also stole Munch's "Madonna," which shows a bare-breasted woman with flowing black hair. Witnesses say the men were dressed in black and threatened guards with guns as they ran to their car with the paintings. "The Scream," first painted in 1893 is one of four versions created. Ten years ago the best-known version was stolen from Oslo's National Art Museum but was recovered three months later. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
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