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French canal threatened by mysterious fungus
Southern France's Canal de Midi could lose its status as UNESCO world heritage site, as trees lining route die.
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2012 18:46

The United Nations called it one of the world's most remarkable feats of engineering, as well as a work of art.

But the beauty of the Canal du Midi in southern France is under threat. A deadly fungus is killing thousands of trees that line Europe's oldest and most spectacular man-made waterway.

Al Jazeera's Tim Friend reports from the Canal du Midi.

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