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The Sotheby's auctioneer brings down the hammer on "The Massacre of the Innocents," a long-lost painting by Flemish Old Master Peter Paul Rubens.

The sale price is $76.7 million - eight times more than expected - making the Massacre the third-most expensive painting in the world.

On the other side of town, dazed stock market traders emerge from their offices at the end of another punishing day. They have just watched London's blue-chip FTSE 100 index shed another 120 points to slide toward its lowest level in five years.