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Divided Sarajevo city strives to reintegrate

The prospect of hosting the 2017 European Olympic Youth Festival has prompted talk about how to work together.

Last Modified: 06 Apr 2013 19:00
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In four years both parts of the divided city of Sarajevo will be hosting the European Olympic Youth Festival.

Bosnia and Hercegovina comprises two parts -  the Muslim-Croat Federation, with Sarajevo its capital, and the mainly Serb Republika Srpska, whose official capital is East Sarajevo.

Both city administrations say they hope co-operating over sports can have wider implications.

At the moment one of the main things the two sides share is scars of the civil war.

Al Jazeera's Nadim Baba reports.

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