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Leonardo da Vinci, self-portrait, ca. 1512. Credit: Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities; Biblioteca Reale, Turin, Italy

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In this July 29, 2012 photo, an artist who calls himself the Urban Maeztro and prefers to remain anonymous for security reasons, works on a black-and-white reproduction of Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" holding a pink gun at his studio before hanging it in a public space in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. The 26-year-old graphic artist left his day job at an advertising agency to work on pieces like this one, to encourage Hondurans think about how violent their country has become. (AP Photo/Fernando Antonio)

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Unlike Elvis, Leonardo da Vinci's portrait of "Ginevra de Benci" (circa 1474-1478), at the National Gallery of Art, never leaves the building. (Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fund)

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Unlike Elvis, Leonardo da Vinci's portrait of "Ginevra de Benci" (circa 1474-1478), at the National Gallery of Art, never leaves the building. (Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fund)

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Researchers may have discovered traces of a lost mural by Leonardo da Vinci by poking a probe through cracks in a 16th-century fresco painted over another work on the wall of the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy. (National Geographic via Associated Press)

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Researchers believe Giorgio Vasari's fresco bearing the words "Cerca trova" (Seek and you shall find) painted on a wall in Florence, Italy, covers Leonardo da Vinci's lost painting titled "The Battle of Anghiari." (National Geographic via Associated Press)

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Art historian Silvano Vinceti gestures as a photo of Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" painting is projected in the background during a press conference in Rome on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011. Mr. Vinceti said the main influence and model for the "Mona Lisa" was a male apprentice of Leonardo da Vinci, Gian Giacomo Caprotti, known as Salai, who worked with Leonardo for years starting in 1490. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

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Visitors enjoy a preview of the multimedia installation "Leonardo's Last Supper: A Vision by Peter Greenaway," in New York, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010. The installation, which is based on Leonardo da Vinci's "The Last Supper," opens to the public on Friday, Dec. 3. 2010. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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An undated image made available by the National Gallery in London of Leonardo da Vinci's Virgin on the Rocks before (left) and after restoration. The gallery says a restoration project for Leonardo da Vinci's "Virgin of the Rocks" has revealed new details and suggest that the painter may have painted all the picture himself, instead of with his assistants as previously thought. (AP Photo/The National Gallery)