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Uruguayan meat processing plant makes an unlikely heritage site
Over the 19th and 20th centuries, thousands of people worked at the factory located on the banks of the Uruguay River, which became famous for the production of corned beef — a staple food for soldiers during the two world wars.
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This July 6, 2015 photo shows the warehouses of the historic Anglo meat processing plant in Fray Bentos, Uruguay. The dilapidated food processing plant on the banks of the Uruguay River, which was set-up in the 19th century to process and export meat to Europe, was recognized on July 5 as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)

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This July 6, 2015 photo shows the offices of the historic Anglo meat processing plant in Fray Bentos, Uruguay. The plant famous for the production of corned beef, which was a staple food for troops during the First and Second World Wars, opened under German ownership in 1859 and was taken over by a British company in 1924. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)

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In this July 7, 2015 photo, Belen Gadea, left, takes a selfie with her grandmother Ivis Saldaña in the slaughterhouse of the historic Anglo meat processing plant in Fray Bentos, Uruguay. Saldaña's husband and son worked at the factory. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)

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This July 6, 2015 photo shows the dumping station of the historic Anglo meat processing plant in Fray Bentos, Uruguay. The plant famous for the production of corned beef, which was a staple food for troops during the First and Second World Wars, opened under German ownership in 1859 and was taken over by a British company in 1924. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)

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In this July 7, 2015 photo, Jose Elbio Perez poses for a photo in the slaughterhouse of the historic Anglo meat processing plant where worked in Fray Bentos, Uruguay. Perez started working in 1950 at the meat packing plant famous for the production of corned beef. It eventually closed in 1979. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)

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In this July 6, 2015 photo, men fish in the Uruguay River near piers once used by the nearby historic Anglo meat processing plant in Fray Bentos, Montevideo, Uruguay. From this river bank the company exported beef to the rest of the world, as the river was deep enough to accommodate large ocean crossing ships. Beef continues to be one of Uruguay's top exports. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)

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This July 6, 2015 photo shows the historic Anglo meat processing plant in Fray Bentos, Uruguay. Liebig's Extract of Meat Company, which invented the beef stock cube, opened the factory in 1859, and is credited with feeding Germany's soldiers during World War I. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)

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This July 6, 2015 photo shows the office at the historic Anglo meat processing plant in Fray Bentos, Montevideo, Uruguay. After the plant changed from German to British hands in 1924, it started exporting frozen beef, in addition to its original corn beef. Locally it was called "Frigorífico Anglo," or Refrigerator Anglo. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)

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In this July 6, 2015 photo, cans of corned beef stand on display at the Museum of the Industrial Revolution, at the historic Anglo meat processing plant in Fray Bentos, Uruguay. UNESCO said the site was recognized as a World Heritage Site for its contribution to the food processing industry and the impact it had on a global level providing food security to troops. Corned beef is salt-cured beef. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)

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This July 6, 2015 photo shows the former machine shop inside the historic Anglo meat processing plant in Fray Bentos, Uruguay. "There were always 5,000 (workers), every day, it used to operate day and night. So when they shut it down it was terribly sad, it seemed like I was in the wilderness, there was no-one around, you didn't see anyone on the streets," reflected Eduardo Romero, former employee of the meat processing plant. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)

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In this July 7, 2015 photo, Jose Osvaldo Bradford poses for a photo in the meat juice extraction section of the historic Anglo meat processing plant where he has worked in Fray Bentos, Uruguay. Bradford worked at the meat packing plant until it closed in 1979. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)

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In this July 7, 2015 photo, Belen Gadea, left, takes a selfie with her grandmother Ivis Saldaña in the slaughterhouse of the historic Anglo meat processing plant in Fray Bentos, Uruguay. Saldaña's husband and son worked at the factory. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)

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In this July 7, 2015 photo, Francisco Risso poses for a photo in the canning section of the historic Anglo meat processing plant where he worked until it was closed in Fray Bentos, Uruguay. Thousands of employees worked at the factory, which operated day and night before its closure in 1979. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)

Uruguayan meat processing plant makes an unlikely heritage site

Over the 19th and 20th centuries, thousands of people worked at the factory located on the banks of the Uruguay River, which became famous for the production of corned beef — a staple food for soldiers during the two world wars.

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