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Iraq Blast Kills Key Shiite Cleric

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Iraq Blast Kills Key Shiite Cleric

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Iraq Blast Kills Key Shiite Cleric

Iraq Blast Kills Key Shiite Cleric

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A powerful explosion rips apart a mosque during Friday prayer services in Najaf, Iraq, killing Shiite leader Ayatollah Mohammed Baqer al-Hakim. The attack on one of the holiest sites for Shia Muslims took a high death toll. Hear NPR's Ivan Watson.

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