The Roman Catholic church and belfry in the coastal Philippine town of Balangiga. The town built the belfry in 1998 in the hope that the US would return three bells it says were stolen during the 1899-1902 Philippine-American War. Photo: Reuters

Philippines urges US to return ‘trophies for atrocities’, the Balangiga bells

US forces took three bells from a church during the Philippine-American war as war booty and Manila wants them back

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The Roman Catholic church and belfry in the coastal Philippine town of Balangiga. The town built the belfry in 1998 in the hope that the US would return three bells it says were stolen during the 1899-1902 Philippine-American War. Photo: Reuters
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