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Pilgrims in the sun

A tourist on the Acropolis shelters under a parasol yesterday from the fierce midday sun. In August, an estimated 100,000 people visited the ancient citadel of Athens, where a massive restoration and conservation program is under way ahead of the Athens 2004 Olympics. The main beneficiaries are the Parthenon and the Temple of Athena Nike, which is being entirely dismantled and then reassembled. We demand the international community recognize us by our name – the Republic of Macedonia – and not by a fictional derivative, Trajkovski said.