Secret lab sniffs out fake euro bills


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The tower of the European Central Bank is pictured by night showing the illuminated euro currency symbol in Frankfurt, Germany. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the euro. Photo: AFP

On the 23rd floor of the European Central Bank’s towering Frankfurt headquarters, on the other side of a security door, anti-counterfeiting experts are poring over some of the best fake banknotes in the eurozone.

The room, off limits to outsiders, at first glance recalls a high school science lab – an unusually well-equipped one.

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