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Two paintings by Vincent Van Gogh, stolen from a museum 17 years ago, have finally returned to the public eye. In 2002, thieves swiped the Dutch painter's pieces, named "View of the Sea at Scheveningen" and "Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen," from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. They used a ladder to access the museum roof and broke in. Van Gogh Museum. After a 14-year search and an investigation into a group linked to the Italian mafia, authorities recovered the paintings in Italy in 2016. Museum staff spent two years examining the damage to the paintings and restoring them. On Wednesday, they hung them up again in the museum's galleries. "We are delighted to be able t... Full story

17 April