Cultural preservation

FILE - In a Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 file photo, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama pose with President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania at the White House in Washington. Before he left office in January, President Barack Obama offered his successor accolades and advice in a private letter that underscored some of his concerns as he passed the baton. In the letter, published Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, by CNN, Obama urged President Donald Trump to “build more ladders of success for every child and family,” to “sustain the international order” and to protect “democratic institutions and traditions.”(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
September 03, 2017 - 4:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Before he left office in January, President Barack Obama offered his successor accolades and advice in a private letter that underscored some of his concerns as he passed the baton. In the letter, published Sunday by CNN, Obama urged President Donald Trump to "build more ladders...
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FILE - In this file photo taken March 24 , 2017, a bison stands among the trees near to felled trees in the Bialowieza Forest, Poland. A European court has ordered Poland to immediately stop cutting trees in Europe’s last pristine ancient forest of Bialowieza, although the order is temporary while European authorities analyse Poland’s position on the matter. (AP Photo/Adam Bohdan, FILE)
July 29, 2017 - 11:57 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish police say they have detained two men who attacked a television crew filming in a forest and injured a cameraman, smashing his camera and seizing his memory cards. The Bialowieza Forest, one of Europe's last primeval woodlands and a UNESCO World Heritage site, is at the...
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The evacuated downtown of Mariposa, Calif., is viewed Thursday July 20, 2017, as firefighters battle a large wildfire in the surrounding hills and mountains. Mariposa normally bustles with tourists on their way to Yosemite National Park. The town's center is made up of old brick and wooden buildings in the holding modern clothing and gift shops, restaurants and wine bars. (AP Photo/Scott Smith)
July 20, 2017 - 10:42 pm
MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — The town of Mariposa, with its century-old saloons and covered sidewalks, normally bustles with summer visitors on their way to Yosemite National Park but on Thursday the Gold Rush-era hamlet was mostly empty as ash rained down and heavy smoke from a nearby blaze darkened...
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In this undated photo provided by UNESCO, the Cinema Impero in the Eritrea capital city Asmara, which formed part of the country's application to be named a UNESCO World Heritage city. Eritrean officials on Saturday July 8, 2017, claimed "victory" after the UNESCO World Heritage Committee unanimously decided to put the African nation's capital city of Asmara onto the World Heritage list, citing 19th and early 20th century modernist architecture, designed by colonial-era Italian architects and immersed in an African highland environment. (Edward Denison/UNESCO via AP)
July 09, 2017 - 3:49 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Ancient caves in west Germany with art dating back to the Ice Age and disused silver ore mines in southern Poland were among the sites that a United Nations cultural agency has added to its list of heritage treasures during its current session. The UNESCO World Heritage List...
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In this undated photo provided by UNESCO, the Cinema Impero in the Eritrea capital city Asmara, which formed part of the country's application to be named a UNESCO World Heritage city. Eritrean officials on Saturday July 8, 2017, claimed "victory" after the UNESCO World Heritage Committee unanimously decided to put the African nation's capital city of Asmara onto the World Heritage list, citing 19th and early 20th century modernist architecture, designed by colonial-era Italian architects and immersed in an African highland environment. (Edward Denison/UNESCO via AP)
July 09, 2017 - 12:47 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Ancient caves in west Germany with art dating back to the Ice Age and disused silver ore mines in southern Poland were among the sites that a United Nations cultural agency has added to its list of heritage treasures during its current session. The UNESCO World Heritage List...
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File - In this Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 file photo, Israeli border police stand guard on the site known to Jews as the Tomb of the Patriarchs, and to Muslims as the Ibrahimi Mosque, in the West Bank city of Hebron. The UNESCO World Heritage committee on Friday, July 7, 2017 put the West Bank city of Hebron on its list of world heritage in danger, a contentious decision that has drawn outrage from Israel. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)
July 07, 2017 - 3:02 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The U.N. cultural agency on Friday declared the old city in the West Bank town of Hebron as a Palestinian world heritage site, a decision that outraged Israeli officials who say the move negated the deep Jewish ties to the biblical town and its ancient shrine. The move was the...
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File - In this Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 file photo, Israeli border police stand guard on the site known to Jews as the Tomb of the Patriarchs, and to Muslims as the Ibrahimi Mosque, in the West Bank city of Hebron. The UNESCO World Heritage committee on Friday, July 7, 2017 put the West Bank city of Hebron on its list of world heritage in danger, a contentious decision that has drawn outrage from Israel. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)
July 07, 2017 - 12:54 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The U.N. cultural agency on Friday declared the old city in the West Bank town of Hebron as a Palestinian world heritage site, a decision that outraged Israeli officials who say the move negated the deep Jewish ties to the biblical town and its ancient shrine. The move was the...
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Poles hold a Unites States flag while waiting for U.S. President Donald Trump to deliver a speech in Krasinski Square, in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, July 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
July 06, 2017 - 10:44 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Donald Trump was welcomed Thursday by an enthusiastic crowd in Warsaw that chanted his name and waved U.S. and Polish flags when he delivered an address — just as Poland's government had promised. Poland's conservative government had reportedly promised the U.S. president...
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The June 27, 2017 photo shows a general view of the 'Hohle Fels' caves in Blaubeuren, Germany. Art dating to the Ice Age was found in the caves. Art dating to the Ice Age was found in the caves. wo sites with cultural treasures separated by more than 40,000 years - caves with art dating to the Ice Age, and buildings designed by a Bauhaus master less than 100 years ago - highlight submissions from Germany being considered as World Heritage Sites by the UN’s cultural agency, UNESCO. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
July 03, 2017 - 8:27 am
BLAUBEUREN, Germany (AP) — Two sites with cultural treasures separated by more than 40,000 years — caves with art dating to the Ice Age and buildings designed by a Bauhaus master less than 100 years ago — highlight Germany's submissions for the prestigious World Heritage Site designation by the U.N...
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FILE In this file photo taken Jan.8, 2016 in Warsaw, Poland, Poland's Deputy Prime Minister and Culture Minister Piotr Glinski talks to reporters in his office. On Sunday, July 2, 2017, Glinski and UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova opened the 41st annual session of UNESCO World Heritage Committee in Krakow, southern Poland. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz, File)
July 02, 2017 - 2:43 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Officials have opened the 41st annual UNESCO World Heritage Committee's conference in Poland. The meeting will run through July 12 and debate contentious issues like Palestinian motion to deny Israel sovereignty over Jerusalem and the level of protection Poland gives its...
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