Babri Mosque, Ayodhya, India World Heritage: Shield or Target?

Destruction of the Babri Mosque in December 1992. Hindu militants, claiming that the mosque was built on a Hindu holy site, destroyed the 16th-century structure in December 1992. Over 1,000 people are estimated to have died in India in the week of rioting that followed the mosque's destruction. Photos: AFP Photo/Douglas Curran.