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Southland museums raided

A federal customs investigator, who wouldn’t give his name, stands guard outside the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Agents gather at the Bowers, one of four Southland museums raided this morning. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Michael Govan, director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, tries to persuade agents to let him inside the museum. After producing his ID, he was allowed inside. (Brian Vander Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Agents enter the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena. (Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)
Federal documents allege that curators at the Pacific Asia Museum accepted artifacts they believed to be illegally exported from Thailand. (Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)