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Buenos Aires Selected by UNESCO as the 2011 World Book Capital

In ongoing efforts to promote literature and reading around the world, the UNESCO selection committee has chosen Argentina’s capital city, Buenos Aires as the 2011 World Book Capital.

The Committee said Buenos Aires was selected for the quality and variety of its proposed programme as well as for the consolidated strategy on which it is based“.

Beirut is this year’s World Book Captial and Ljubljana holds the honor for 2010.

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