Libya: Photographer battles destruction of Tripoli's Old Town one click at a time

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A photographer from Tripoli has launched a social media campaign to raise awareness of the city's historic architecture, in an attempt to save the old town from further deterioration and restore its former glory.

Hiba Shalabi launched the campaign #SaveTheOldCityTripoli in order to promote the city's cultural heritage, which is coming under increasing threat amid Libya's continued political instability. She says new, unregulated building projects and inadequate preservation policy is putting the city's treasured sites in harm's way. She also fears that the destruction of Tripoli's old town would deliver a serious blow to its identity.

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