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Mud-covered faithful mark Ashoura in Iran

Mud-covered faithful mark Ashoura in Iran

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Each year during Ashoura, Shiite Muslim men and boys whip their backs with chains and cut their heads with knives, drenching themselves in blood to mourn the loss of one of the faith's most revered figures, Imam Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet Mohammad, who was killed in the 7th century battle …

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