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Ancient Turkish town imperiled by future dam

A general view of the ancient town of Hasankeyf by the Tigris river, which will be significantly submerged by the Ilisu dam being constructed, in southeastern Turkey. REUTERS/Sertac Kayar

A general view of the ancient town of Hasankeyf by the Tigris river, which will be significantly submerged by the Ilisu dam being constructed, in southeastern Turkey. REUTERS/Sertac Kayar

A general view of the ancient town of Hasankeyf by the Tigris river, which will be significantly submerged by the Ilisu dam being constructed, in southeastern Turkey. REUTERS/Sertac Kayar
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People walk through a bridge over the Tigris river in the ancient town of Hasankeyf. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

People walk through a bridge over the Tigris river in the ancient town of Hasankeyf. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

People walk through a bridge over the Tigris river in the ancient town of Hasankeyf. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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A bride is pictured in the ancient town of Hasankeyf by the Tigris river. REUTERS/Sertac Kayar

A bride is pictured in the ancient town of Hasankeyf by the Tigris river. REUTERS/Sertac Kayar

A bride is pictured in the ancient town of Hasankeyf by the Tigris river. REUTERS/Sertac Kayar
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The Tigris river flows through the ancient town of Hasankeyf. REUTERS/Sertac Kayar

The Tigris river flows through the ancient town of Hasankeyf. REUTERS/Sertac Kayar

The Tigris river flows through the ancient town of Hasankeyf. REUTERS/Sertac Kayar
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The Tigris river flows through the ancient town of Hasankeyf. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

The Tigris river flows through the ancient town of Hasankeyf. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

The Tigris river flows through the ancient town of Hasankeyf. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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A general view of the new town of Hasankeyf, where people will move after the ancient town will be significantly submerged by the Ilisu dam being constructed. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

A general view of the new town of Hasankeyf, where people will move after the ancient town will be significantly submerged by the Ilisu dam being constructed. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

A general view of the new town of Hasankeyf, where people will move after the ancient town will be significantly submerged by the Ilisu dam being constructed. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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The 550-year-old Zeynel Bey Tomb is seen in its new place after it was relocated from the ancient town of Hasankeyf. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

The 550-year-old Zeynel Bey Tomb is seen in its new place after it was relocated from the ancient town of Hasankeyf. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

The 550-year-old Zeynel Bey Tomb is seen in its new place after it was relocated from the ancient town of Hasankeyf. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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People visit the ancient town of Hasankeyf by the Tigris river. REUTERS/Sertac Kayar

People visit the ancient town of Hasankeyf by the Tigris river. REUTERS/Sertac Kayar

People visit the ancient town of Hasankeyf by the Tigris river. REUTERS/Sertac Kayar
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The Tigris river flows through the ancient town of Hasankeyf. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

The Tigris river flows through the ancient town of Hasankeyf. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

The Tigris river flows through the ancient town of Hasankeyf. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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The Tigris river flows through the ancient town of Hasankeyf. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

The Tigris river flows through the ancient town of Hasankeyf. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

The Tigris river flows through the ancient town of Hasankeyf. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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A general view shows a construction site of the Ilisu dam by the Tigris river. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

A general view shows a construction site of the Ilisu dam by the Tigris river. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

A general view shows a construction site of the Ilisu dam by the Tigris river. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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The Tigris river flows through the ancient town of Hasankeyf. REUTERS/Sertac Kayar

The Tigris river flows through the ancient town of Hasankeyf. REUTERS/Sertac Kayar

The Tigris river flows through the ancient town of Hasankeyf. REUTERS/Sertac Kayar
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A general view of the Byzantine castle in the ancient town of Hasankeyf. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

A general view of the Byzantine castle in the ancient town of Hasankeyf. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

A general view of the Byzantine castle in the ancient town of Hasankeyf. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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People visit the ancient town of Hasankeyf. REUTERS/Sertac Kayar

People visit the ancient town of Hasankeyf. REUTERS/Sertac Kayar

People visit the ancient town of Hasankeyf. REUTERS/Sertac Kayar
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A general view of the ancient town of Hasankeyf. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

A general view of the ancient town of Hasankeyf. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

A general view of the ancient town of Hasankeyf. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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