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A diamond-encrusted cigar box that was a diplomatic gift to Sir Winston Churchill and is valued at £1m has gone on display at his birthplace of Blenheim Palace.<br />
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The ornate box is made from green malachite and ivory with a diamond encrusted handle and has the wartime PM's initials in gold on the lid.<br />
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It was given to Churchill as a present from the nation of the Belgian Congo, today part of DR Congo.