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February 8, 2013
ROME (AP) — Work has begun to shore up Pompeii's fragile ruins, following several collapses in the sprawling ancient Roman city.
The tourist attraction near Naples is chronically short of state funds. Helping pay for the latest restoration is more than 40 million euros ($55 million) in European Union funds, which an EU commissioner, Johannes Hahn, in Pompeii on Wednesday, described as an important step toward rescuing the archaeological complex from modern-day ruin.
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