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Palestinian village in UNESCO bid

Battir residents hope world heritage status will help preserve farming traditions dating back to Roman times.

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Palestinians have applied for a village near Bethlehem to be listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The people of Battir are hopeful that world heritage status will help preserve the village's traditions and culture.

Families living in the quiet valley cultivate their crops using an irrigation system dating back to the Roman era.

Al Jazeera's Nicole Johnston reports from Battir, in the occupied West Bank.

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