"Bulldozers, heavy equipment, sledgehammers, possibly explosives turned those stone walls into this field of gray-white dust. They destroyed it completely," he said. "There's nothing to rebuild."
Oldest Christian monastery in Iraq is razed →
"It's clear we're in a significant soft patch in the recovery," said Stephen Wood, chief market strategist at Russell Investments in New York. "We still think economic growth is going to move upwards in 2011."
Losses ease, but market slide continues →
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