* * The first paragraph of a report “Masterpieces stolen from Paris museum” (May 21, 2010) said that the five paintings were valued at over €500 million. A reader said that the figure should have been €100 million ($123 million). Though the prosecutor's office initially valued them at €500 million, they downgraded it to €100 million.

The Paris Correspondent clarifies: The reader is right. The figure in the article is the one given out by the French police initially. The figure issued the next day by museum officials after a revised estimate was not published as there was no follow-up story.

* * The last sentence in the first paragraph of “Lessons from the tragedy” (Editorial, May 24, 2010) was “The Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) and the Flight Data Recorder (FDR), which have been recovered, should help the inquiry figure out what went calamitously wrong on Saturday morning.” The FDR was recovered only on Tuesday, May 25, 2010.

* * Mr. P. Chidambaram is the Union Home Minister. The caption of a photograph that went with a report “No differences with Jagan: [Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister] Rosaiah” (Andhra Pradesh editions and Orissa – Visakhapatnam edition, May 25, 2010, page 1) incorrectly called him the Finance Minister. (The picture was not published in the Ongole edition.)

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