Border Police officers patrol Temple Mount.
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CNN published a list of "25 magnificent buildings on the verge of extinction" this week, listing the Dome of the Rock as the number one place to visit before it is destroyed.
The Old City of Jerusalem has been listed on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in danger of destruction since 1982. CNN took this listing one step further stating that plans to preserve the "majestic Dome of the Rock," a holy place for Jews, Christians and Muslims alike, have been delayed due to political tensions between Israel and UNESCO.
Also included on the list of places on the verge of extinction are the House of Wonders in Zanzibar, the Djingareyber Mosque in Timbuktu, and the city of Pompei, Italy.