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Biggest Jewel Heists In The Past Two Decades (PHOTOS)

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SPECTACULAR DIAMOND HEISTS
An unidentified diamond trader examines a newly polished stone at the Diamond Market October 9, 2002 in Antwerp, Belgium. (Photo by Paul O'Driscoll/Getty Images) | Getty Images

BRUSSELS -- Thieves have outwitted armed guards, alarm systems and even airport security over the years, making off with diamonds and other jewelry worth millions. In Brussels, thieves cut through an airport fence, drove to a Swiss-bound plane and snatched an estimated $50 million in diamonds late Monday.

Here are some other spectacular heists in recent memory:

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Stolen From The History Books: Spectacular Jewel Heists From Recent Memory (Captions By Associated Press
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