BEIRUT

Middle East

Turning Iraq history to rubble, leaving the mess to looters

This Nov. 19, 2008 photo released by the U.S. Army shows the statues of the lamassu, the winged, human-headed bulls that stood at the gates of the palace and were believed to ward off evil in the ancient city of Nimrud, near Mosul, Iraq.(Staff Sgt. JoAnn S. Makinano, U.S. Army via AP)

 

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