A Christie's employee walks past Joan Miro's "Femme et oiseaux (Women and Birds)" at Christie's auction house in London January 30, 2014. The painting is expected to earn 4-7 million GB pounds (6.6-11... more 
A Christie's employee walks past Joan Miro's "Femme et oiseaux (Women and Birds)" at Christie's auction house in London January 30, 2014. The painting is expected to earn 4-7 million GB pounds (6.6-11 million U.S. dollars) when it is auctioned in London next week. Portugal's main opposition Socialist Party appealed to a Lisbon court on Thursday to block next week's London auction of 85 Joan Miro paintings owned by the indebted nation's government, upping the ante after several petitions against the sale. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT POLITICS BUSINESS SOCIETY) less 
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Thu, Jan 30, 2014 12:22 PM EST