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Whistler's Mother on Tour

James Abbot McNeill Whistler's painting commonly known as "Whistler's Mother" has left its home in Paris for a rare tour stop in Detroit. Museums routinely use one-time loans like this one to stage major events and generate increased revenue. This practice has become more difficult with the rising costs of security after Sept. 11. Celeste Headlee from Detroit Public Radio reports.

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