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Magna Carta document goes on display in UK

One of four surviving versions of 800-year-old founding document of western law displayed in cathedral near London.

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The Magna Carta was considered one of the founding documents of western constitutional law.
 
Now, 800 years after the historic legal document was first written, one of the four surviving versions has gone on display in St Albans Cathedral, just north of London.
 
Al Jazeera's Jonah Hull reports from the city.

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