A view of the destroyed al-Nuri mosque in the old city of Mosul is seen on April 23, 2018.
The United Arab Emirates and Iraq launched a joint effort to reconstruct Mosul's Great Mosque of al-Nuri and its iconic leaning minaret, ravaged last year during battles to retake the city from jihadists. During the ceremony at Baghdad's National Museum, UAE Culture Minister Noura al-Kaabi said her country would put forward $50.4 million (41.2 million euros) for the task. 
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The Great Mosque of Al Nuri in the old city of Mosul, as seen here in April 2018, was destroyed by ISIS but is now under restoration, funded by the UAE. AFP

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