Shia Muslims Celebrate Ashura in Yangon


Shiite Muslims beat their chests as part of a self-flagellation... News PhotoAshura,Battle,Horizontal,Imam Hussein,India,Karbala,Muharram,New Delhi,Parade,Religion,Self-Flagellation,Shi'ite IslamPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2012 Getty ImagesNEW DELHI, INDIA - NOVEMBER 25: Shiite Muslims beat their chests as part of a self-flagellation ritual during a religious procession marking Ashura on November 25, 2012 in New Delhi, India. The religious festival of Ashura, which involves a ten-day mourning period starting with the first day of Muharram on the Islamic calendar, commemorates and mourns the seventh-century martyrdom of Prophet Muhammad's grandson Imam Hussein in the battle of Karbala. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)