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BOSNIA REOPENS ONCE-DESTROYED SARAJEVO LIBRARY

“Sarajevo has reopened its reconstructed National Library building 22 years after the city landmark was destroyed during the Bosnian war along with its almost 2 million books and manuscripts. Friday’s reopening comes in time for the June ceremonies marking the centenary of the assassination that ignited World War I.” (via The Associated Press)

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RECONSTRUCTION OF SARAJEVO LIBRARY NEARING END

“Workers are rushing to finish the reconstruction of the Sarajevo Library – a landmark destroyed during the Bosnian war – in time for the June ceremonies marking the centenary of the assassination that ignited World War I. The reconstruction has taken 18 years – nine times longer than the building’s original construction 120 years ago by the Austro-Hungarian Empire that ruled over Bosnia then and built it to be the City Hall. Later it was turned into the National Library.” (via The Associated Press)

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