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children playing on a playground with an ancient spiral-shaped mosque in the background
June 2, 2020

Play and Pray

A playground entertains families visiting Iraq's Great Mosque of Samarra, seen in the background. The spiral minaret, shown here in the late 1990s, dates all the way back to 851. It sustained damage from bombing in 2005.
Photograph by Michael S. Yamashita, Nat Geo Image Collection
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