Paris’ Louvre Museum unveils Islamic Art wing

French President Francois Hollande, second right, his companion Valerie Trierweiler, center, Culture minister Aurelie Filippetti, second left, and Sophie Makariou, right, chief of Department of Islamic Arts, look at the Saint Louis baptistery, work of Master Muhammad Ibn al-Zain as they visit the new Department of Islamic Arts galleries at the Louvre museum in Paris, Tuesday Sept. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Gonzalo Fuentes, Pool)The Louvre Museum is unveiling a new wing and galleries dedicated to the arts of Islam, culminating a nearly €100 million ($130 million), decade-long project coming to fruition amid tensions between the Muslim world and the West.


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