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The Dying Trees of France's Canal du Midi

The banks along France's Canal du Midi, are lined with trees so majestic that UNESCO called them "a work of art." Now, those trees are dying, threatened by a fast killing fungus. The World's Gerry Hadden reports on efforts to save the trees.

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    The plane trees on the left bank still show no signs of infection from the fungus. The trees on the right bank are visibly weak, losing their leaves, dying.

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    Canal du Midi map