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UNESCO chief pledges help to fix war-damaged historic sites in Iraq

BAGHDAD -- The head of the United Nations cultural agency promised Monday to continue helping to repair the damage done to Iraq’s historic sites by decades of war.

In a visit to Baghdad ahead of the 20-year anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, UNESCO chief Audrey Azoulay met with officials including Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani. She also visited historic neighborhoods in Baghdad and the country’s national museum, which was looted following the U.S. invasion.

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