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Photo: Bombing of the Golden Mosque in Samarra

Iraqis inspect what appears to be the shield and turban of 9th century Shiite Imam Ali al-Hadi in a damaged shrine following an explosion in Samarra, 95 kilometers (60 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, February 22, 2006. A large explosion shook the city of Samarra early Wednesday, damaging the golden dome of one of the country's most famous Shiite religious shrines.  AP/WWP

02/22/2006 -- Extension of Condolences to Iraqi People and Condemnation of Bombing of the Golden Mosque in Samarra

Iraqis inspect what appears to be the shield and turban of 9th century Shiite Imam Ali al-Hadi in a damaged shrine following an explosion in Samarra, Iraq, February 22, 2006. [  AP/WWP]


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