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A year before his death, Leopold sold the Congo Free State to his own countrymen, which explains why Albert I opened Girault's building in 1910 as the Museum of the Belgian Congo.  In 1960 the museum became the Royal Museum for Central Africa. Still, Leopold's doubled initial continues to ornament the building.

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