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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.

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.