UNESCO chief alarmed by fighting near Syrian ancient city of Palmyra

May 15, 2015 9:16 AM

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UNESCO chief alarmed by fighting near Syrian ancient city of Palmyra

The chief of the U.N.'s education and culture agency, Irina Bokova of Bulgaria, left, meets with Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam, right, at the government palace in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, May 15, 2015. Bokova is in Lebanon to meet with Lebanese senior officials and students, and pledge UNESCO’s support to the country’s efforts to respond to the regional crisis and foster cultural diversity. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla) (The Associated Press)

The chief of the U.N.'s education and culture agency, Irina Bokova of Bulgaria, left, meets with Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam, right, at the government palace in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, May 15, 2015. Bokova is in Lebanon to meet with Lebanese senior officials and students, and pledge UNESCO...

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