Shiite Cleric Urges Calm in Wake of Shrine Bombing

Iraqi Shiites walk on the rubble of the damaged al-Hadi Shiite shrine

Iraqi Shiites walk on the rubble of the damaged al-Hadi Shiite shrine, the Golden Mosque, in the northern Iraqi town of Samarra, Feb. 22. Reuters hide caption

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The bombing of one of Shiite Islam's holiest shrines sparks mass protests and violence in many parts of Iraq. The top Shiite cleric urges followers to refrain from violence. With sectarian tensions already running high, the bombing prompts attacks on Sunni mosques.

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