Photo of the Day

Associated Press
This Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 photo shows, a stone statue displayed at the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad. The Islamic State militants seek to purge society of all influences that don’t conform with their strict, puritanical version of Islam. That means destroying not only relics seen as pagan but also Muslim sites they see as contradicting their ideology, particularly Sunni Muslim shrines they see as idolatrous as well as mosques used by Shiites, a branch of Islam they consider heretical. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

View gallery

500 photos

View Comments (1)