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Ancient Jewish Shrine Draws U.S. Interest

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Ancient Jewish Shrine Draws U.S. Interest

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Ancient Jewish Shrine Draws U.S. Interest

Ancient Jewish Shrine Draws U.S. Interest

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U.S. occupation authorities in Iraq seek to raise funds to study and preserve a little-known Jewish shrine on the banks of the Euphrates River south of Baghdad. Local Arab tribesmen have tended the site — believed to be the tomb of the Biblical prophet Ezekiel — since Iraqi Jews left the area more than 50 years ago. NPR's Kate Seelye reports.

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