On Wednesday, a large explosion destroyed the golden dome of one of
Iraq's most famous Shiite religious shrines in Samarra, the U.S. military said, sending protesters pouring into the streets.
Police believed there were victims buried under the debris of the Askariya Shrine but had no immediate casualty figures. The attack on a major Shiite religious symbol raised fears of an escalation in sectarian violence.
Thousands of demonstrators gathered near the shrine, waving Iraqi flags, Shiite religious flags and copies of the Quran.
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