Saturday, February 25, 2006

Meet the al Askari Mosque in Samarra

I was thinking of posting some more fine China, but thought it would be more appropriate, instead, to check out the most recent victim of Islamic radicalism. It's an impressive structure with an impressive background. This is where the 10th and 11th Imams are kept. The mosque dates back to the 10th century, around the time when Samarra was briefly the capital of the caliphate. The the gold dome was completed in 1905.

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