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S. Korea unveils restored cultural treasure

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Five years after it was reduced to ashes in an arson attack, the newly rebuilt Namdaemun gate in South Korea was unveiled Monday after a painstaking reconstruction costing millions of dollars. 

The newly restored Namdaemun gate pictured on April 29, 2013. The cultural jewel in central Seoul will reopen to the public on May 4, following one of the longest and most expensive restoration projects ever undertaken in South Korea, involving hundreds of highly skilled craftsmen.

The cultural jewel in central Seoul will reopen to the public on Saturday, following one of the longest and most expensive restoration projects ever undertaken in South Korea, involving hundreds of highly skilled craftsmen.

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