Shia Muslims Celebrate Ashura in Yangon

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A young boy joins Shia muslims marking the Day of Ashura, striking... News PhotoAshura,Boys,Cash Register,Chain,Child,Horizontal,Islam,Myanmar,Razor,Religion,YangonPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2012 Getty ImagesYANGON, MYANMAR - NOVEMBER 25: A young boy joins Shia muslims marking the Day of Ashura, striking themselves till they are bloody with razors and chains on November 25, 2012 in Yangon, Myanmar. The day of Ashura is a national holiday held on the 10th day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar, with men beating themselves as they mourn the martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad. There are approximately 20,000 Shia muslims in Myanmar. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)