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Matisse, Picasso and other works stolen in Paris: Officials

world Updated: May 20, 2010 16:57 IST

Five works including paintings by modern masters Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso have been stolen from a Paris museum, officials connected to the investigation said on Thursday.

The canvases -- worth a total of €500 million ($635 million) -- were discovered missing from the city-run Musee d'Art Moderne when it opened its doors, the sources said.

Museum officials found a broken window and a sheared-off padlock, suggesting the heist took place overnight Wednesday.

Besides the Matisse and the Picasso, works by Georges Braque, Ferdinand Leger and Amedeo Modigliani were also stolen, the officials said, adding that detectives were investigating.