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Building Bridges The fabled Stari Most (Old Bridge) at Mostar reopened last week — more than four centuries after it was first erected, and a decade after it was deliberately destroyed by Croat tank shells during the Bosnian war. The white stone span, built under orders from Suleiman the Magnificent, weathered centuries of turmoil and was a meeting place of East and West, Islam and Christianity, before being obliterated in 1993. As that loss became a symbol of the brutality and pointlessness of the Bosnian conflict, the bridge's reconstruction — funded by the U.S., Turkish, Italian, Dutch...

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