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Mona Lisa moves

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Paris

Leonardo da Vinci’s masterwork the Mona Lisa finally got the setting it deserved this week, when curators at the Louvre museum in Paris moved the painting to a larger room. For decades, visitors eager for a glimpse of the diminutive portrait have had to wedge themselves into the cramped, dimly lit Salle Rosa and elbow through the crowds. Now, the Mona Lisa is at one end of the Salle des Etats, a great hall with more than 2,000 square feet of standing room. The hall just reopened after four years of renovation that added better lighting and high-tech climate control.

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