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February 22, 2006

Blowing The Roof Off?

Juan Cole worries that Iraqi’s —

in considering how the fate

of the Askariya Shrine in Samarra

might cause the country  to unravel —

will come to sequence it like this….

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(image 1: Khalid Mohammed/AP. February 2004.  Askariya Shrine. Samarra, Iraq. nyt.com; image 2: Meg Jones/Meg Jones online. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Samarra, Iraq.  June 6, 2005. sonline.com. image 3: Hameed Rasheed/A.P. February 22, 2006. Askariya Shrine. Samarra, Iraq. Via YahooNews.)

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