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Little Rock, Ark., to get 2 Anne Frank Saplings

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Little Rock officials say the city will be the site for plantings of two saplings from a tree outside Anne Frank's window in Amsterdam, the only location getting two of the 11 trees coming to the United States.

The young girl's diary of living a hidden life under Nazi oppression during World War II has become a classic, and she wrote frequently of the horse chestnut tree she could see from her window.

The Anne Frank Center in Amsterdam says the tree is coming to the end of its life, and officials there want to plant its saplings at sites dedicated to fighting intolerance. In Little Rock, one sapling will be planted at Little Rock Central High School, and the other on the grounds of the Clinton Presidential Library.

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