Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
3D mapping projections of Davorin Popovic, frontman of Bosnian rock band Indexi, are seen on facade of...
3D mapping projections of Davorin Popovic, frontman of Bosnian rock band Indexi, are seen on the facade of the National Library during opening ceremony in Sarajevo May 9, 2014. Sarajevo's landmark 19th century city hall-turned-National Library will re-open on Friday with its old glory fully restored, after it was reduced to rubble by Serb shelling of the besieged Bosnian capital in summer 1992.
The re-opening of the city's beloved Vijecnica is one in a series of events that will mark the centenary of the start of the World War One, triggered by the Sarajevo killing of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sofia on June 28, 1914. A graceful pseudo-Moorish building, a source of civic pride, was burned out in Serb fire in August 1992, nearly 100 years after it was built. The Bosnian Serb 43-month siege of Sarajevo from 1992-95 was Europe's longest after the World War Two. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic (BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT CONFLICT SOCIETY)