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    A library staffer works at the Baghdad National Library in Iraq. Librarians and academics in Baghdad are working to preserve what’s left after thousands of documents were lost or damaged at the height of the U.S.-led invasion.

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    Photo, damaged books and documents await restoration at the Baghdad National Library in Iraq. Some manuscripts are torn from overuse and aging. Some others were completely fossilized over time, the combined result of moisture and scorching temperatures, looking instead like large rocks dug up from the earth. The Associated Press

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    A member of the library restoration staff works on a damaged document at the Baghdad National Library in Iraq. The Associated Press

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    A member of the library restoration staff works on a damaged document at the Baghdad National Library in Iraq. The Associated

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    A member of the library restoration staff works on a damaged document at the Baghdad National Library in Iraq. The Associated Press

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    Members of the library restoration staff work on a damaged document at the Baghdad National Library in Iraq. The Associated Press

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