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** FILE ** Iraqis gather at the ruins of the al-Askari mosque in Samarra, Iraq, in February 2006. A car bomb killed eight pilgrims on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, as they made their way to the reconstructed mosque, one of Iraq's holiest Shi'ite shrines. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed, File)
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** FILE ** Iraqis gather at the ruins of the al-Askari mosque in Samarra, Iraq, in February 2006. A car bomb killed eight pilgrims on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, as they made their way to the reconstructed mosque, one of Iraq's holiest Shi'ite shrines. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed, File)

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