Old Baghdad buildings disappear despite laws to protect heritage

Why historical buildings in Iraq's capital Baghdad are under threat and what is being done to save them.

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    Baghdad is struggling to hang on to its architectural heritage after decades of conflict, neglect and commercial pressure.

    The Iraqi capital had about 5,000 traditional buildings in 1984, but only a quarter have survived.

    Al Jazeera's Simona Foltyn reports from Baghdad, Iraq.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera News


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