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The Mosque of Najaf

Najaf, one of the two holy cities for Iraq's Shia Muslims, has been the scene of fighting between U.S. and Iraqi forces. It dates to the eighth century and is said to contain the tomb of the spiritual founder of the Shia branch of Islam. NPR's Lynn Neary reports.

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