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Moment crate opened to reveal looted China head statues

28 June 2013 Last updated at 16:12 BST

Two bronze animal heads, returned to China after more than 150 years, have been returned to Beijing's National Museum of China.

The sculptures were bought by the Pinault family, who own French luxury group Kering, and donated to the Chinese government.

The rabbit and rat heads were looted from Beijing's Old Summer Palace at the end of the Second Opium War in 1860.

Footage shows the statues arriving at the museum by car, before being carefully lifted out.

A government official then signed papers sealing the transaction.

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