One of the works of Syrian painter, Mohannad Orabi
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The dark side of a Syrian painter and more arts stories

26 June 2014 Last updated at 01:00 BST

A Syrian painter shows his darker side to draw attention to the crisis in his country, a 3,000-year-old ritual wine vessel is returning to China after a century to be reunited with its lid - and more from the world of arts.

Deborah Basckin reports.

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