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Stolen Ancient Artifact Returns to Iran Museum

◢ A twice-stolen ancient Persian artifact is back in Tehran's national museum after a New York court ordered it returned to Iran. The limestone relief was handed over to Iran's representative at the United Nations last month and was personally brought back to Iran by President Hassan Rouhani, returning from the UN General Assembly.

Iranians Welcome Louvre Show Despite Tense Diplomacy

◢ Iranians gave a warm welcome to a new exhibition by France's Louvre on Tuesday -- the first major show by a foreign museum in the country. It features a number of treasures from the Paris museum's collection, including a 2,400-year-old Egyptian sphinx, a bust of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius and drawings by Rembrandt and Delacroix.