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In Iraq, Syria, Battling to Preserve Cultural Heritage Under Siege

The cultural heritage of Syria and Iraq is under siege, suffering collateral damage from years of war and deliberate assaults from the Islamic State and other religious extremists. Preserving what’s left has become the mission of countless individuals in conflict areas and their supporters in the international community. The players range from individuals secretly photographing precious relics, and sometimes hiding them away, to the United States and other governments clamping down...

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