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The Louvre (US: /ˈlv(rə)/), or the Louvre Museum ( [myze dy luvʁ] ( listen)), is the world's largest art museum and a historic monument in Paris, France. A central landmark of the city, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the city's 1st arrondissement (district or ward). Approximately 38,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century are exhibited over an area of 72,735 square metres (782,910 square feet). In 2017, the Louvre was the world's most visited art museum, receiving 8.1 million visitors.

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Winged Victory

My favorite statue. The first artwork you come across entering the main galleries of the Louvre. It is the Greek goddess Nike. Some of it is reconstructed, but they kept the figure arm- and headless because it is regarded as perfectly beautiful without them.

Contributed by Jessica Mallard

Peek at an exhibit under development. Or storage. One or the other.

Contributed by Jessica Mallard

Glass pyramid entrance to the Louvre. A lot of people didn't like it originally.

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Outside the Lourve

Contributed by Emily Carnevale

Lovely Venus de Milo

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Original photo of someone taking an unsuccessful photo of the Mona Lisa. Titled: She's not worth it

Contributed by Emily Carnevale

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