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IRAQ-RELIGION-ISLAM-SHIITE-ASHURA

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Smeared with mud, Shiite Muslim pilgrims beat themselves with metal chains as they take part in a parade in preparation for the peak of the Ashura ceremony, near the shrine of Imam Hussein in Karbala, some 80 kilometers (50 miles) southwest of Baghdad, on November 24, 2012. Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims have been gathering in the holy city throughout the week with Ashura rituals peaking on November 25, marking the death of Imam Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Mohammad, in the seventh century. AFP PHOTO / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE (Photo credit should read AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Smeared with mud, Shiite Muslim pilgrims beat themselves with metal chains as they take part in a parade in preparation for the peak of the Ashura ceremony, near the shrine of Imam Hussein in Karbala, some 80 kilometers (50 miles) southwest of Baghdad, on November 24, 2012. Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims have been gathering in the holy city throughout the week with Ashura rituals peaking on November 25, marking the death of Imam Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Mohammad, in the seventh century. AFP PHOTO / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE (Photo credit should read AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)
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