Is "its inhabitants" redundent? Can I use "its" twice in 2 sentences?

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Nehemiah wept when he learned that the walls of Jerusalem and its gates had not been restored.

 

 

He mourned for days, praying and fasting for the defenseless city and its inhabitants.  

 

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He mourned for days, praying and fasting for the defenseless city.   

asked Jan 14 '13 at 05:41 Susan New member

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