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  • Their inclusion in the articles adds significantly to the articles because they show the subject, or the work of the subject, of the articles
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  • It is an historically significant artwork
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  • The image is readily available on the internet
  • The image is a low resolution copy of the original artwork and is unsuitable for commercial use

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