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UK | UNESCO revokes WH status of Liverpool's historic waterfront

LONDON — Liverpool suffered the rare indignity on Wednesday of being removed from the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites after being granted the title 17 years ago, because of concerns about developments in the city, most significantly on its famous waterfront.

The decision was made in Fuzhou, China, after a secret ballot by the UNESCO committee, which voted in favor of a recommendation made in June to strip Liverpool of its heritage status, a move that will be a blow to the prestige of a city that has fought to revitalize itself in recent years.

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