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Fires

Okinawa looks to rebuild after World Heritage castle burns down

'We will not fail to restore it,' governor says of landmark once destroyed in WWII

Shuri Castle, a major tourist site in Naha, Okinawa, goes up in flames in the early hours of Oct. 31.      © Kyodo

NAHA, Japan/TOKYO -- Decades of work to restore Shuri Castle, Okinawa's most treasured icon, went up in smoke after a fire ravaged the World Heritage site Thursday.

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