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At left, the damaged Umayyad mosque in the northern city of Aleppo, Syria, on Wednesday; at right, the view of the mosque with the minaret intact on March 6.
April 24, 2013 The Syrian government and rebels blamed each other for the destruction of the minaret of the 11th century Umayyad Mosque in the ancient city of Aleppo. One archaeologist described the damage as "a disaster."
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