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Iraqis celebrate as Babylon designated World Heritage Site

Jul 07, 2019, 03.30 PM (IST)
The ancient city of Babylon was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site on Friday (July 5). The designation came after years of lobbying by Iraq, making it the fifth World Heritage Site within the borders of a country known as a cradle of civilisation.