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In pictures: Reviving Asmara
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In the 1930s, Italian Fascist leader Benito Mussolini's imperial plans for Africa led to a massive rebuilding project in Asmara, the capital city of Eritrea.

Talented young Italian architects transformed the place beyond recognition with curved facades and art deco awnings.

Photos: Rebecca Nicholson, Producer, BBC Radio 3's Reviving Asmara

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