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Tug-of-war over king Richard III's bones

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A skeleton dug up in a car park has triggered a tug-of-war between two English cities, with the royals, the government and the Church involved -- because the bones are thought to be those of king Richard III. 

Men dressed as medieval knights pose for pictures in Leicester in central England, on September 12, 2012, at the site where a skeleton believed to be medieval king Richard III was found. The discovery in a car park has triggered a tug-of-war between two English cities, with the royals, the government and the Church involved.

In September, archaeologists acting on historical records unearthed a skeleton which has clear similarities to descriptions of Richard, who ruled England from 1483 until his death at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485.

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