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Published Feb. 25, 2006

Iraqis gather Wednesday at the ruins of the Shiite Askariya Shrine in Samarra, 60 miles north of Baghdad. Wednesday's attack was the third in three days against Shiite targets.

Iraqis react at the ruins of the Askariya Shrine. The attack set off two days of rioting, with more than 140 people killed since Wednesday.

An Iraqi inspects the damage inside a Sunni mosque in Baghdad on Thursday. The destruction of the Samarra shrine led to attacks on Sunni mosques and unleashed a wave of sectarian violence.

Muslims offer Friday prayers in the Shiite district of Sadr City, Baghdad. Shiites and Sunnis were summoned to joint prayer services by religious leaders and allowed to walk to neighborhood mosques, which were by guarded by heavily armed police and soldiers.