In Iraq, a century-old minaret has been torn down to make way for a road

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TO Basracity south of theIraqlast Friday the centuries-old minaret of a mosque was demolished. The local authorities explained that the demolition was decided for reasons of viability: the recovered space will be used for theroad widening. A choice that infuriated citizens and religious authorities, who condemned the administration’s provision, accusing it of being responsible for theerosion of cultural heritage Iraqi. The minaret, 11 meters high, was built in 1727.

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