Art Gallery of Nova Scotia director Nancy Noble said the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board has repeatedly refused to certify the bulk of the Leibovitz photos.

"They basically have determined that it's not of outstanding cultural significance and we disagree with them," Noble said Wednesday.

documentary that was filmed as Queen Elizabeth II prepared for her 80th birthday and during her recent U. Queen Elizabeth II is shown walking into a room in Buckingham Palace -- which is cluttered with camera equipment -- wearing her crown and her Order of the Garter robes.

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There on the cover is Angelina Jolie, goodwill ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, looking like a million bucks and, thus, like no UN official in recorded history other than Audrey Hepburn, onetime goodwill ambassador for UNICEF.

Noble said she's at a loss to understand why only a portion of the collection would be certified.

A spokesman for Leibovitz said in an email she is out of the country and "just not commenting on this matter right now." Toronto art lawyer Aaron Milrad said the board made an error.

"Annie Leibovitz is a cultural icon across the world and she is the portrait artist of our times." Other famous images in the collection include actress Whoopi Goldberg bathing in milk, a brooding Queen Elizabeth II, and the haunting photo of a naked John Lennon and Yoko Ono snuggling on a floor five hours before the musician was gunned down in front of his New York apartment.

While the board certified Liebovitz's "file collection" -- the series of snapshots that led to final photographs -- it has refused to certify the large-scale exhibition-style prints.An earlier Newsweek cover story on photographer Annie Leibovitz mentioned Leibovitz having just returned from this very Vogue shoot, which took place on an old airfield near the California desert.Annie Leibovitz, called America's most famous photographer, knew she was putting herself out there with her new book "A Photographer's Life, 1990-2005" (Random House, )."I believe the board could have been more generous about understanding the importance of the artwork and the quality of the opportunity that would be available for students ...to study that work and become a repository of note in Canada," he said.It merges her two worlds: There are the glossy shots of celebrities such as Nicole Kidman, Uma Thurman and Brad Pitt, and the sweet, gritty, sometimes heartbreaking images of her own family and her late companion, Susan Sontag.