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Florentines Want Mona Lisa Back

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The National Committee for Historical, Cultural and Environmental Heritage and the city of Florence are promoting a campaign to bring back Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa to Florence in 2013. 

 

Organizers will secure 100,000 signatures in hopes that the Louvre will loan the masterpiece to Florence.  The Mona Lisa was found in Florence in 1913, two years after it had been stolen from the Paris museum.

 

“The Mona Lisa’s return to Florence in 2013, 100 years after her recovery, would have enormous cultural and historical value,” said Committee president Silvano Vinceti.

 

The Louvre states, though, that the painting is unable to be moved because of its fragility. 

 

Do you think the Florentines will be able to get the Mona Lisa back?