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The destruction and reconstruction of Stari Most, the 'Old Bridge' of Mostar was one of the most symbolic aspects of the Bosnian War. Yet while it now stands as a symbol of peace and cohesion, it was not always seen as such, identified with different groups and meanings at different times in its 400-year history, as Samuel Burke recalls.

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