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The Taj backs up against the once-vibrant Yamuna River, now often dried to the point where locals can walk in the riverbed. (Alex Masi)

How to Save the Taj Mahal?

A debate rages over preserving the awe-inspiring, 350-year-old monument that now shows signs of distress from pollution and shoddy repairs

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Jeffrey Bartholet is a freelance writer and foreign correspondent. Photojournalist Alex Masi is based in Mumbai.

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