This golden dome of this beautiful ancient sacred mosque in Samarra was destroyed on February 22, 2006. Today construction was started to resurrect the golden dome of the mosque. AFP writes:
The attack on the Shiite pilgrimage site in the largely Sunni city is widely regarded as the tipping point at which rivalry between Iraqi rival Muslim sects turned into a brutal sectarian conflict which left tens of thousands dead.
UNESCO is helping with the construction efforts. I see this a great news from Iraq and wish it was getting more attention by the media. But, the media loves to latch onto the sensationalism of death and suffering. I hope the reconstruction is not the target of attacks.