Shia Muslims Celebrate Ashura in Yangon

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A young man marks the Day of Ashura, in a ritual where Shia muslims... News PhotoAdult,Ashura,Cash Register,Chain,Horizontal,Islam,Men,Myanmar,Razor,Religion,YangonPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2012 Getty ImagesYANGON, MYANMAR - NOVEMBER 25: A young man marks the Day of Ashura, in a ritual where Shia muslims strike 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. In Myanmar there are approximately 20,000 Shia muslims. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)