In pictures: UAE to rebuild historic Mosul's Grand al-Nouri mosque and al-Hadba minaret

The UAE and Iraq signed a Memorandum of Understanding for cultural cooperation, with a landmark project in Mosul as a centerpiece of the agreement between the two countries. The reconstruction and restoration historic al-Nouri mosque and al-Hadba' minaret of Mosul will continue over the course of five years and will be supervised by a joint committee including representatives of the Emirati and the Iraqi Ministries of Culture, UNESCO, the Iraqi Sunni Endowment, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and ICCROM Regional Office in Sharjah.
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UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development Noura al-Kaabi(L) and Iraqi Minister of Culture Firiyad Rawanduzi (R) sign an agreement on the reconstruction of Mosul's Al-Nuri mosque, on April 23, 2018 at the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad.
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A view of the destroyed al-Nuri mosque in the old city of Mosul in northern Iraq.
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UNESCO representative in Iraq Louise Haxthausen (L), UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development Noura al-Kaabi (L) and Iraqi Minister of Culture Firiyad Rawanduzi (R) give a joint press conference after the signing of an agreement on the reconstruction of Mosul's Al-Nuri mosque, on April 23, 2018 at the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad.
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A view of the destroyed leaning minaret (C), dubbed 'the hunchback', or Al-Habda, at the al-Nuri mosque is seen in the old city of Mosul in northern Iraq.
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UNESCO representative in Iraq Louise Haxthausen (R), UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development Noura al-Kaabi (L) and Iraqi Minister of Culture Firiyad Rawanduzi (C) give a joint press conference after the signing of an agreement on the reconstruction of Mosul's Al-Nuri mosque, on April 23, 2018 at the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad.
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UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development Noura al-Kaabi signs an agreement with Iraq's minister of culture and UNESCO on the reconstruction of Mosul's Al-Nuri mosque, on April 23, 2018 at the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad.
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UNESCO representative in Iraq Louise Haxthausen (R), UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development Noura al-Kaabi (L) give a joint press conference after the signing of an agreement on the reconstruction of Mosul's Al-Nuri mosque, on April 23, 2018 at the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad.
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UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development Noura al-Kaabi (R) and Iraqi Minister of Culture Firyad Rawanduzi (C) walk during a visit at the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad on April 23, 2018 after the signing of an agreement.
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UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development Noura al-Kaabi and Iraqi Minister of Culture Firiyad Rawanduzi listen to a guide during a tour at the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad.
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UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development Noura al-Kaabi (R) and Iraqi Minister of Culture Firyad Rawanduzi (2nd L) tour the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad on April 23, 2018 after the signing of an agreement.
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Emirati men walk at the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad.
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UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development Noura al-Kaabi (C) and Iraqi Minister of Culture Firiyad Rawanduzi (2nd R) listen to a guide during a tour at the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad on April 23, 2018 after the signing of an agreement.