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Explosion Damages Dome of Shiite Shrine

A large explosion heavily damaged the golden dome of one of Iraq’s most famous Shiite religious shrines Wednesday, sending protesters pouring into the streets. It was the third major attack against Shiite targets in as many days. Police believed an unknown number of people may have been buried under the debris after the 6:55 a.m. explosion at the Askariya mosque. The shrine contains the tombs of two revered Shiite imams, both descendants of the Prophet Muhammad. Full Story

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