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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Munch Painting Stolen

One of the world's most famous paintings, Edvard Munch's "The Scream," has been stolen from the Norwegian National Gallery.


Two men, filmed by video surveillance cameras, climbed into the gallery in Oslo early Saturday, using a ladder. They smashed a window, grabbed the 1893 painting of a face wide-mouthed in terror, and disappeared. The operation took less than a minute.


The daily Dagbladet said they had left a note which read: "Thanks for the poor security."