U.N.'s $23 Million Ceiling Art

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    1: Nov. 18: Swiss Federal President Pascal Couchepin, Spanish Queen Sofia and King Juan Carlos, Spanish artist Miquel Barcelo, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero and his wife Sonsoles Espinosa, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his wife Emine Erdogan, pose during the inauguration of the Human Rights Room (Room XX) at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Spanish artist Barcelo was commissioned to create a ceiling painting for Room XX, which will host the Human Rights Council.

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    Spanish artist Miquel Barcelo working in the "Hall XX" at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva. Barcelo finished the painting of the dome of "Hall XX" of work that will house the UN's Human Rights Council, after 13 months. The hall was inaugurated Tuesday in the presence of Spanish King Juan Carlos, Queen Sophie, Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Swiss Federal President Pascal Couchepin.

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    Spanish artist Miquel Barcelo works in the "Hall XX" at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva. Barcelo finished the painting of the dome of "Hall XX" of work that will house the UN's Human Rights Council, after 13 months. The hall was inaugurated Tuesday in the presence of Spanish King Juan Carlos, Queen Sophie, Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Swiss Federal President Pascal Couchepin.

    AP Photo/Keystone, Onuart, Antonia Torres
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    Spanish artist Miquel Barcelo works in the "Hall XX" at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva. Barcelo finished the painting of the dome of "Hall XX" of work that will house the UN's Human Rights Council, after 13 months. The hall was inaugurated Tuesday in the presence of Spanish King Juan Carlos, Queen Sophie, Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Swiss Federal President Pascal Couchepin.

    AP Photo/Keystone, Onuart, Antonia Torres
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    Nov. 18: Delegates look at the roof painting by Spanish artist Miquel Barcelo, after the inauguration of the Human Rights Room (Room XX) at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Spanish artist Barcelo was commissioned to create the ceiling painting.

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    Nov. 18: Spain's King Juan Carlos, third left, shakes hands with Spanish artist Miquel Barcelo, second right, next to Swiss Federal President Pascal Couchepin, left, Queen Sofia, second left, and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, right, during the inauguration of the Human Rights Room (Room XX) at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Spanish artist Barcelo was commissioned to create a ceiling painting for Room XX, which will host the Human Rights Council.

    AP
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    Nov. 18: Delegates listen to the speech of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, during the inauguration of the Human Rights Room (Room XX) at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Spanish artist Barcelo was commissioned to create the ceiling painting.

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    Nov. 18: A general view of the Human Rights Room (Room XX) at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Spanish artist Barcelo was commissioned to create the ceiling painting for Room XX, which will host the Human Rights Council.

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    Nov. 18: A general view of the Human Rights Room (Room XX) at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Spanish artist Barcelo was commissioned to create the ceiling painting for Room XX, which will host the Human Rights Council.

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