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Sesame synchrotron is a flash of unity in Middle East

26 November 2012 Last updated at 22:54 GMT

A multi-million pound science project under construction in Jordan is helping foster peace in the heart of the Middle East.

A particle accelerator, known as Sesame, will be used by researchers to study everything from viruses to new drugs.

One of its biggest achievements may also be bringing together scientists from countries usually openly hostile to each other.

David Shukman reports.