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Rebels retreat in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta as thousands flee
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Rebels retreat in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta as thousands flee

Thousands of Syrians are fleeing a government-led offensive on the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta enclave near Damascus as President Bashar al-Assad vowed the fight would continue until the "embrace of terrorism" was eradicated. Syrian government forces have seized roughly one-quarter of the territory in recent days, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Sunday. Backed…

Managed Retreat – Page 2 of 2 – 99% Invisible
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Managed Retreat – Page 2 of 2 – 99% Invisible

Sometimes, moving a building (like a lighthouse) is about preserving historic architecture or cultural heritage. But for one significant structure in Guadalajara, Mexico, the stakes were considerably higher. Back in 1950, city officials decided to widen a major avenue and a lot of buildings were just demolished to make way. But weighing in at around…