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Clarification: Romania-National Day story

Romanian military doctors and medical students sit on a bus behind steamy windows before the National Day parade in Bucharest, Romania, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. Military planes and helicopters flew over the Romanian capital Thursday as thousands turned out to celebrate the national day, marking the date when the country reunified with Transylvania in 1918. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Romanian military doctors and medical students sit on a bus behind steamy windows before the National Day parade in Bucharest, Romania, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. Military planes and helicopters flew over the Romanian capital Thursday as thousands turned out to celebrate the national day, marking the date when the country reunified with Transylvania in 1918. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

BUCHAREST, Romania — In a story Dec. 1, The Associated Press reported that Romania and Transylvania reunified in 1918. Romania and Transylvania unified as a modern state for the first time in 1918.

They had shared common rulers at times in history. Romania celebrates its national day on Dec. 1, when it marks Transylvania becoming part of modern-day Romania.

Before World War I, Transylvania was part of the Austro-Hungarian empire. The province has changed hands many times over the centuries.