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The Scream becomes most expensive painting ever auctioned

Created by Norwegian Edvard Munch in 1895, it is one of four versions of The Scream in existence. Credit: Reuters/Stefan Wermuth

Edvard Munch's The Scream has become the most expensive painting ever sold at auction.

It fetched $120m (£74m) including commission at Sotheby's in New York today.

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