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Jürgen Karpinski/Grünes Gewölbe, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

Items stolen from the "Green Vault" museum in Dresden, Germany, include (from left) the breast star of the Polish Order of the White Eagle, a hat clasp containing a 16-carat diamond and a diamond-studded sword hilt with a matching scabbard.

Jürgen Karpinski/Grünes Gewölbe, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

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