Tigrayan rebels seize northern Ethiopia town

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Tigrayan rebels have taken control of Lalibela in northern Ethiopia.

The UNESCO World Heritage Site in Amhara is holy for Christians.

Fighting in Tigray has spilled over into neighbouring regions in recent weeks.

Thousands of people have been forced to flee the violence.

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