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Magritte exhibit opens in Brussels 50 years posthumously

BRUSSELS: An exhibition opened at Brussels’ Atomium building on Thursday to honor twin anniversaries of two Belgian icons -- the Atomium itself, which turns 60 next year, and Surrealist painter Rene Magritte, who died 50 years ago. The exhibition will run for a year and occupies two levels of the gleaming metal structure built in the form of a crystal of iron and which has become a symbol of the capital since being built for the World’s Fair of 1958, known as Expo58. It transforms 10 of Magritte’s most notable works…