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Workers restore 19th-century ornaments to the walls inside the building of the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow. Russia's iconic theater has been closed for reconstruction since 2005, spawning accusations of embezzlement and fraud. (Associated Press)

Workers restore 19th-century ornaments to the walls inside the building of the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow. Russia's iconic theater has been closed for reconstruction since 2005, spawning accusations of embezzlement and fraud. (Associated Press)

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