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Belgrade-Sarajevo train resumes after 18 years

2009-12-14 05:41:16 GMT2009-12-14 13:41:16 (Beijing Time)  SINA.com

An old man waves to the passengers in the train headed for Belgrade, before it leaves Sarajevo rail station in Bosnia, heading for Belgrade, on Sunday, Dec. 13 2009. The rail service was halted because of the regional ethnic war, and after nearly 18-years, the rail service has started again. One train left Belgrade and one left Sarajevo on Sunday, to make the some 500-kilometer (310-mile) journey across ethnic borders, symbolically reconnecting the ancient links between the two cities.(AFP Photo)

A train dispatcher shows signal to the train headed for Belgrade, before it leaves Sarajevo rail station in Bosnia, heading for Belgrade, on Sunday, Dec. 13 2009.(AFP Photo)

A railroad worker stands by the train headed for Belgrade, at Sarajevo's railway station, Serbia, early Sunday, Dec. 13 2009.(AFP Photo)

The rail service between Sarajevo and Belgrade was halted because of the regional ethnic war, and after nearly 18-years, the rail service has started again.

One train left Belgrade and one left Sarajevo on Sunday, to make the some 500-kilometer (310-mile) journey across ethnic borders, symbolically reconnecting the ancient links between the two cities.

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