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Revisited

A decade after quake, Iran heritage site waits for tourists

By: Mariam PIRZADEH | Julien ALRIC | Mahmoud HAMEDI | Vahid SEDAGHAT

A major earthquake devastated the UNESCO world heritage city of Bam in Iran in December 2003. 26,000 people died and 30,000 were injured. Much of the city was destroyed, including its famed ancient citadel which dates back to the 7th century. Still grieving for their lost loved ones, today's inhabitants are nonetheless battling to rebuild their celebrated city. FRANCE 24 went to meet Bam's citizens, who are hoping that tourists will return to this important historical city.

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