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Aug 1, 2017

In a vast network of tunnels carved into the rocks under the Maltese capital Valletta, faded maps of the Mediterranean hint at the place's role in directing key battles in World War Two.

Shadows of history in Malta’s war tunnels
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Electricity conduits and cables are plied onto a chair in the Filter Room at the Combined Operations Centre, dating back to World War Two, in the War Headquarters tunnels beneath Valletta, Malta, January 24, 2017. DARRIN ZAMMIT LUPI/REUTERS

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