Sarajevo's Iconic War-Bombed City Hall Re-Opens

Sarajevo's city hall - housing the national library - has been re-opened - 22 years after it was destroyed by shelling during the Bosnian War.

The iconic building was hit by a mortar and burned down during the Bosnian Serb siege of the city in 1992.

It was restored to mark the centenary of WW1, which was triggered by the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand.

He was shot dead after leaving city hall on 28 June 1914.

(BBC)


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