A tourist takes souvenir photos of da Vinci's famed portrait "Mona Lisa" at the Louvre Museum in Paris August 12, 2009.
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The Mona Lisa's enigmatic smile draws millions of viewers from across the world, all eager to see the art world's most famous female face.While the identity of the woman is not certain, historians believe Lisa Gherardini, the wife of Florentine silk merchant Francesco del Giocondo, sat for Da Vinci for the painting.Silvano Vinceti, who heads Italy's National Committee for the Promotion of Historic and Cultural Heritage, says he used infrared technology to examine the painting and made key findings in its first layer.Salai's name has in the past been linked to the "Mona Lisa," but other historians have dismissed the claims.
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