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The Louvre opens to public

On this day in 1793, the Louvre Palace, originally built as a fortress in the late 12th century then served as a palace of the French rulers for 200 years, is opened as a public museum. Nowadays nearly 35 thousand objects are on display and the Louvre is the most visited museum in the world having 9.7 million visitors in 2012.

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