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Facing Islamic State Threat, Iraq Digitizes National Library

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Baghdad National Library, Iraq

In this Tuesday, July 28, 2015 photo, a member of the library restoration staff works on a damaged document at the Baghdad National Library in Iraq.

Credit: AP Photo/Karim Kadim

The dimly lit, dust-caked stacks of the Baghdad National Library hide a treasure of the ages: crinkled, yellowing papers holding the true stories of sultans and kings; imperialists and socialists; occupation and liberation; war and peace.

From The Associated Press
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