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Secret stash Inside the Gurlitt collection

Cornelius Gurlitt's collection of artworks was discovered by chance in his Munich apartment in 2012. Pieces had been piled from floor to ceiling, behind discarded food wrappings and empty tins.

The collection includes paintings, sketches and prints, all handed down to Gurlitt from his art dealer father. It is valued at an estimated CHF1.23 billion ($1.4 billion). More than 200 of the paintings of inestimable value were the object of international search warrants issued long ago.

(Pictures: AFP/Staatsanwaltschaft Augsburg)