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Iraq's Kerbala transformed for sacred Shi'ite ritual
Chanting and flailing themselves in mourning for Imam Hussein, hundreds of thousands of Shi'ite Muslims from around the world gather in the Iraqi city of Kerbala for one of the most sacred rituals in their religious calendar.
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Kerbala, Iraq
Chanting and flailing themselves in mourning for Imam Hussein, hundreds of thousands of Shi'ite Muslims from around the world gather in the Iraqi city of Kerbala for one of the most sacred rituals in their religious calendar.

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Shi'ites believe his remains are entombed there. Exhausted... more
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Kerbala, 80 km (50 miles) south of the capital, was... more
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Pilgrims have gathered in sacred Shi'ite cities including... more
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Mourning Shi'ites listen to recollections of how Hussein... more
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Tents have been set up in Kerbala to provide a resting... more
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Others offer free massages to those arriving on foot... more
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Houses provided for Shi'ite Muslim pilgrims walking... more
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A Shi'ite Muslim man walks to Kerbala in Hela, Iraq.

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Chains, with which the Shi'ite Muslims flagellate themselves,... more
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Shi'ite Muslim men prepare to flagellate themselves.

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Shi'ite Muslim men beat themselves with their hands... more
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An actor dresses as Imam Abbas prepares to re-enact... more
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A tailor works on religious flags at a market.

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A man shows a tattoo on his hand which reads: "Imam... more
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Iranian Muslims flagellate themselves with chains in... more
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Shi'ite Muslim men pray in a tent.

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