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Stolen icons from Macedonia seized in Albania

Albanian police have seized 1,o77 icons dating from 15th to the mid-20th century that were stolen from churches and cultural centers in Albania and  Macedonia.

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, who began his career as an artist, inspected the works and praised police for recovering them.
The thefts involved 1,077 icons, murals and other pieces, and two men suspected of planning to sell them abroad were arrested, according to the police report from Wednesday.

Most of the icons from Macedonia are stolen from Struga and Ohrid.