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Abu Dhabi's brand extension of France's most prestigious museum is busy snapping up great works of art -- it's only borrowing the Louvre's name -- prior to its highly anticipated opening in 2015.

The Louvre Abu Dhabi has started collecting photography, making its first acquisitions in the field, including a daguerreotype by Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey showing a veiled woman, Ayoucha, around 1843. The work is among the latest round of acquisitions announced by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, which is overseeing the museum project.

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