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"If an American GI wanted to take home a souvenir, I'd say there was nothing reprehensible about that, it's an act you can easily understand," said Ms. Levisse-Touze, director of a Paris museum with exhibits on the city's liberation.
Ms. Levisse-Touze is studying the flag to verify its authenticity, but she said it appears to be the real thing, based on comparisons with archive footage and on the straps used to tie it to the monument.