Activists in Baalbeck hold signs showing how the restoration process is damaging heritage sites; Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. (The Daily Star/Nidal Solh)
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Residents and activists Friday gathered at the steps of the Temple of Bacchus in the east Lebanon city of Baalbek to protest the poor restoration of heritage sites.The temples of Baalbeck are UNESCO world heritage sites.The activists called for a new system for the next stage of restoration, including replacing the existing workers and bringing in specialists, including architects. Baalbeck Governor Bachir Khodor spoke to local press in response to civil society's protest and demands, condemning the damages.
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