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December 05, 2011
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Aran, Iran
Iranian mourners attend the Shi'ite Tasoua, a day ahead of Ashura, in Imamzadeh Helal holy shrine in...
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Iranian mourners attend the Shi'ite Tasoua, a day ahead of Ashura, in Imamzadeh Helal holy shrine in the city of Aran, Isfahan province December 5, 2011. Ashura, the most important day in the Shi'ite Muslim calendar, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of the Prophet Mohammad, in the 7th century battle of Kerbala. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi (IRAN - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
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December 05, 2011
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Aran, Iran
Boys take part in a religious festival during the Shi'ite Tasoua, a day ahead of Ashura, in Imamzadeh...
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Boys take part in a religious festival during the Shi'ite Tasoua, a day ahead of Ashura, in Imamzadeh Helal holy shrine in the city of Aran, Isfahan province December 5, 2011. Ashura, the most important day in the Shi'ite Muslim calendar, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of the Prophet Mohammad, in the 7th century battle of Kerbala. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi (IRAN - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
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December 05, 2011
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Aran, Iran
Boys carry a religious symbol during the Shi'ite Tasoua, a day ahead of Ashura, in Imamzadeh Helal holy...
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Boys carry a religious symbol during the Shi'ite Tasoua, a day ahead of Ashura, in Imamzadeh Helal holy shrine in the city of Aran, Isfahan province December 5, 2011. Ashura, the most important day in the Shi'ite Muslim calendar, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of the Prophet Mohammad, in the 7th century battle of Kerbala. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi (IRAN - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
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December 05, 2011
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Aran, Iran
Iranian women take part in a religuous festival during the Shi'ite Tasoua, a day ahead of Ashura, in...
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Iranian women take part in a religuous festival during the Shi'ite Tasoua, a day ahead of Ashura, in Imamzadeh Helal holy shrine in the city of Aran, Isfahan province December 5, 2011. Ashura, the most important day in the Shi'ite Muslim calendar, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of the Prophet Mohammad, in the 7th century battle of Kerbala. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi (IRAN - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
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December 05, 2011
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Aran, Iran
Iranian men take part in a religuous festival during the Shi'ite Tasoua, a day ahead of Ashura, in Imamzadeh...
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Iranian men take part in a religuous festival during the Shi'ite Tasoua, a day ahead of Ashura, in Imamzadeh Helal holy shrine in the city of Aran, Isfahan province December 5, 2011. Ashura, the most important day in the Shi'ite Muslim calendar, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of the Prophet Mohammad, in the 7th century battle of Kerbala. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi (IRAN - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
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December 05, 2011
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Aran, Iran
Actors take part in a re-enactment of the 7th century battle of Kerbala during the "Taziyeh" religious...
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Actors take part in a re-enactment of the 7th century battle of Kerbala during the "Taziyeh" religious theatre performance on Tasoua, a day before Ashura, in Noushabad, Isfahan province December 5, 2011. Ashura, the most important day in the Shi'ite Muslim calendar, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of the Prophet Mohammad, in the 7th century battle of Kerbala. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi (IRAN - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
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December 05, 2011
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Aran, Iran
An actor takes part in a re-enactment of the 7th century battle of Kerbala during the "Taziyeh" religious...
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An actor takes part in a re-enactment of the 7th century battle of Kerbala during the "Taziyeh" religious theatre performance on Tasoua, a day before Ashura, in Noushabad, Isfahan province December 5, 2011. Ashura, the most important day in the Shi'ite Muslim calendar, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of the Prophet Mohammad, in the 7th century battle of Kerbala. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi (IRAN - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
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December 05, 2011
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Aran, Iran
An actor takes part in a re-enactment of the 7th century battle of Kerbala during the "Taziyeh" religious...
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An actor takes part in a re-enactment of the 7th century battle of Kerbala during the "Taziyeh" religious theatre performance on Tasoua, a day before Ashura, in Noushabad, Isfahan province December 5, 2011. Ashura, the most important day in the Shi'ite Muslim calendar, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of the Prophet Mohammad, in the 7th century battle of Kerbala. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi (IRAN - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
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December 05, 2011
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Aran, Iran
Actors take part in a re-enactment of the 7th century battle of Kerbala during the "Taziyeh" religious...
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Actors take part in a re-enactment of the 7th century battle of Kerbala during the "Taziyeh" religious theatre performance on Tasoua, a day before Ashura, in Noushabad, Isfahan province December 5, 2011. Ashura, the most important day in the Shi'ite Muslim calendar, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of the Prophet Mohammad, in the 7th century battle of Kerbala. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi (IRAN - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
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December 05, 2011
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Aran, Iran
Actors take part in a re-enactment of the 7th century battle of Kerbala during the "Taziyeh" religious...
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Actors take part in a re-enactment of the 7th century battle of Kerbala during the "Taziyeh" religious theatre performance on Tasoua, a day before Ashura, in Noushabad, Isfahan province December 5, 2011. Ashura, the most important day in the Shi'ite Muslim calendar, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of the Prophet Mohammad, in the 7th century battle of Kerbala. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi (IRAN - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
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December 05, 2011
A boy actor takes part in a re-enactment of the 7th century battle of Kerbala during the "Taziyeh" religious...
Aran, Iran
A boy actor takes part in a re-enactment of the 7th century battle of Kerbala during the "Taziyeh" religious...
A boy actor takes part in a re-enactment of the 7th century battle of Kerbala during the "Taziyeh" religious theatre performance on Tasoua, a day before Ashura, in Noushabad, Isfahan province December 5, 2011. Ashura, the most important day in the Shi'ite Muslim calendar, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of the Prophet Mohammad, in the 7th century battle of Kerbala. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi (IRAN - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
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December 16, 2010
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Nava, Iran
A man holds food for mourners during Tasoua, a day before Ashura, in Nava
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A man holds food for mourners during Tasoua, a day before Ashura, in Nava, a village about 100 km (62 miles) northeast of Tehran, December 15, 2010. Shi'ite Muslims all over the world mourn the slaying of Imam Hussein, grandson of Prophet Mohammad, during the first ten days of the Islamic month of Muharram. Imam Hussein was killed by his political rivals along with 72 companions in Iraq some 1,300 years ago. Picture taken December 15, 2010. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi (IRAN - Tags: RELIGION)
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December 16, 2010
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Nava, Iran
Women watch as men carry a religious symbol during Tasoua, a day before Ashura, in Nava
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Women watch as men carry a religious symbol during Tasoua, a day before Ashura, in Nava, a village about 100 km (62 miles) northeast of Tehran, December 15, 2010. Shi'ite Muslims all over the world mourn the slaying of Imam Hussein, grandson of Prophet Mohammad, during the first ten days of the Islamic month of Muharram. Imam Hussein was killed by his political rivals along with 72 companions in Iraq some 1,300 years ago. Picture taken December 15, 2010. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi (IRAN - Tags: RELIGION)
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December 16, 2010
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Nava, Iran
Men carry a religious symbol during Tasoua, a day before Ashura, in Nava
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Men carry a religious symbol during Tasoua, a day before Ashura, in Nava, a village about 100 km (62 miles) northeast of Tehran, December 15, 2010. Shi'ite Muslims all over the world mourn the slaying of Imam Hussein, grandson of Prophet Mohammad, during the first ten days of the Islamic month of Muharram. Imam Hussein was killed by his political rivals along with 72 companions in Iraq some 1,300 years ago. Picture taken December 15, 2010. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi (IRAN - Tags: RELIGION)
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December 16, 2010
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Nava, Iran
Men carry a religious symbol during Tasoua, a day before Ashura, in Nava
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Men carry a religious symbol during Tasoua, a day before Ashura, in Nava, a village about 100 km (62 miles) northeast of Tehran, December 15, 2010. Shi'ite Muslims all over the world mourn the slaying of Imam Hussein, grandson of Prophet Mohammad, during the first ten days of the Islamic month of Muharram. Imam Hussein was killed by his political rivals along with 72 companions in Iraq some 1,300 years ago. Picture taken December 15, 2010. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi (IRAN - Tags: RELIGION)
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December 16, 2010
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Nava, Iran
Men carry a religious symbol during Tasoua, a day before Ashura, in Nava
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Men carry a religious symbol during Tasoua, a day before Ashura, in Nava, a village about 100 km (62 miles) northeast of Tehran, December 15, 2010. Shi'ite Muslims all over the world mourn the slaying of Imam Hussein, grandson of Prophet Mohammad, during the first ten days of the Islamic month of Muharram. Imam Hussein was killed by his political rivals along with 72 companions in Iraq some 1,300 years ago. Picture taken December 15, 2010. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi (IRAN - Tags: RELIGION)
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December 16, 2010
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Nava, Iran
A man carries a religious symbol during Tasoua, a day before Ashura, in Nava
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A man carries a religious symbol during Tasoua, a day before Ashura, in Nava, a village about 100 km (62 miles) northeast of Tehran, December 15, 2010. Shi'ite Muslims all over the world mourn the slaying of Imam Hussein, grandson of Prophet Mohammad, during the first ten days of the Islamic month of Muharram. Imam Hussein was killed by his political rivals along with 72 companions in Iraq some 1,300 years ago. Picture taken December 15, 2010. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi (IRAN - Tags: RELIGION IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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December 16, 2010
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Nava, Iran
Men carry a religious symbol during Tasoua, a day before Ashura, in Nava
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Men carry a religious symbol during Tasoua, a day before Ashura, in Nava, a village about 100 km (62 miles) northeast of Tehran, December 15, 2010. Shi'ite Muslims all over the world mourn the slaying of Imam Hussein, grandson of Prophet Mohammad, during the first ten days of the Islamic month of Muharram. Imam Hussein was killed by his political rivals along with 72 companions in Iraq some 1,300 years ago. Picture taken December 15, 2010. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi (IRAN - Tags: RELIGION)
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December 15, 2010
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Nava, Iran
An elderly man hits his chest as he mourns and honours the martyrdom of Imam Hussein during Tasoua, a...
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An elderly man hits his chest as he mourns and honours the martyrdom of Imam Hussein during Tasoua, a day ahead of Ashura, in Nava, a village 100 km (62 miles) northeast of Tehran, December 15, 2010. Ashura, the most important day in the Shi'ite calendar, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of the Prophet Mohammad, in the 7th century battle of Kerbala. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi (IRAN - Tags: RELIGION)
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December 26, 2009
Shi'ite women walk past a religious flag hanging by a wall of a mosque during Tasoua, a day ahead of...
Yazd, Iran
Shi'ite women walk past a religious flag hanging by a wall of a mosque during Tasoua, a day ahead of...
Shi'ite women walk past a religious flag hanging by a wall of a mosque during Tasoua, a day ahead of Ashura, in Yazd, about 700 km (435 miles) south of Tehran, December 26, 2009. Ashura, the most important day in the Shi'ite calendar, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of the Prophet Mohammad, in the 7th century battle of Kerbala. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN - Tags: ANNIVERSARY RELIGION)
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December 26, 2009
A Shi'ite woman looks on as she takes part in a religious ceremony during Tasoua, a day ahead of Ashura,...
Yazd, Iran
Shi'ite woman looks on as she takes part religious ceremony during Tasoua, day ahead of Ashura, in Yazd...
A Shi'ite woman looks on as she takes part in a religious ceremony during Tasoua, a day ahead of Ashura, in Yazd, about 700 km (435 miles) south of Tehran, December 26, 2009. Ashura, the most important day in the Shi'ite calendar, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of the Prophet Mohammad, in the 7th century battle of Kerbala. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN - Tags: ANNIVERSARY RELIGION)
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December 26, 2009
A Shi'ite woman takes part in a religious ceremony during Tasoua, a day ahead of Ashura, in Yazd, about...
Yazd, Iran
Shi'ite woman takes part religious ceremony during Tasoua, day ahead of Ashura, in Yazd
A Shi'ite woman takes part in a religious ceremony during Tasoua, a day ahead of Ashura, in Yazd, about 700 km (435 miles) south of Tehran, December 26, 2009. Ashura, the most important day in the Shi'ite calendar, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of the Prophet Mohammad, in the 7th century battle of Kerbala. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN - Tags: ANNIVERSARY RELIGION)
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December 26, 2009
A Shi'ite woman hands nuts to her son at a mosque as they take part in a religious ceremony during Tasoua,...
Yazd, Iran
A Shi'ite woman hands nuts to her son at a mosque as they take part in a religious ceremony during Tasoua,...
A Shi'ite woman hands nuts to her son at a mosque as they take part in a religious ceremony during Tasoua, a day ahead of Ashura, in Yazd, about 700 km (435 miles) south of Tehran, December 26, 2009. Ashura, the most important day in the Shi'ite calendar, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of the Prophet Mohammad, in the 7th century battle of Kerbala. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN - Tags: ANNIVERSARY RELIGION)
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December 26, 2009
A Shi'ite woman sits at a mosque as she takes part in a religious ceremony during Tasoua, a day ahead...
Yazd, Iran
Shi'ite woman sits at mosque as she takes part religious ceremony during Tasoua, day ahead of Ashura
A Shi'ite woman sits at a mosque as she takes part in a religious ceremony during Tasoua, a day ahead of Ashura, in Yazd, about 700 km (435 miles) south of Tehran, December 26, 2009. Ashura, the most important day in the Shi'ite calendar, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of the Prophet Mohammad, in the 7th century battle of Kerbala. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN - Tags: ANNIVERSARY RELIGION)
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December 26, 2009
Shi'ite devotees beat themselves during Tasoua, a day ahead of Ashura, in Yazd, about 700 km (435 miles)...
Yazd, Iran
Shi'ite devotees beat themselves during Tasoua, a day ahead of Ashura, in Yazd
Shi'ite devotees beat themselves during Tasoua, a day ahead of Ashura, in Yazd, about 700 km (435 miles) south of Tehran, December 26, 2009. Ashura, the most important day in the Shi'ite calendar, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of the Prophet Mohammad, in the 7th century battle of Kerbala. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN - Tags: ANNIVERSARY RELIGION IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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December 26, 2009
Shi'ite women take part in a religious ceremony during Tasoua, a day ahead of Ashura, in Yazd, about...
Yazd, Iran
Shi'ite women take part religious ceremony during Tasoua, day ahead of Ashura, in Yazd
Shi'ite women take part in a religious ceremony during Tasoua, a day ahead of Ashura, in Yazd, about 700 km (435 miles) south of Tehran, December 26, 2009. Ashura, the most important day in the Shi'ite calendar, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of the Prophet Mohammad, in the 7th century battle of Kerbala. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN - Tags: ANNIVERSARY RELIGION)
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December 26, 2009
Shi'ite devotees beat themselves during Tasoua, a day ahead of Ashura, in Yazd, about 700 km (435 miles)...
Yazd, Iran
Shi'ite devotees beat themselves during Tasoua, day ahead of Ashura, in Yazd
Shi'ite devotees beat themselves during Tasoua, a day ahead of Ashura, in Yazd, about 700 km (435 miles) south of Tehran, December 26, 2009. Ashura, the most important day in the Shi'ite calendar, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of the Prophet Mohammad, in the 7th century battle of Kerbala. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN - Tags: ANNIVERSARY RELIGION)
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December 26, 2009
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Tehran, Iran
An actor re-enacts a scene from the 7th century battle of Kerbala during Tasoua, a day before Ashura,...
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An actor re-enacts a scene from the 7th century battle of Kerbala during Tasoua, a day before the Shi'ite religious festival of Ashura, in Tehran December 26, 2009. Ashura, the most important day in the Shi'ite calendar, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of the Prophet Mohammad, in the 7th century battle of Kerbala. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi (IRAN - Tags: RELIGION)
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December 26, 2009
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Tehran, Iran
An actor re-enacts a scene from the 7th century battle of Kerbala during Tasoua, a day before Ashura,...
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An actor re-enacts a scene from the 7th century battle of Kerbala during Tasoua, a day before the Shi'ite religious festival of Ashura, in Tehran December 26, 2009. Ashura, the most important day in the Shi'ite calendar, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of the Prophet Mohammad, in the 7th century battle of Kerbala. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi (IRAN - Tags: RELIGION)
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December 26, 2009
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Tehran, Iran
Women watch as an actor re-enacts a scene from the 7th century battle of Kerbala during Tasoua, a day...
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Women watch as an actor re-enacts a scene from the 7th century battle of Kerbala during Tasoua, a day before the Shi'ite religious festival of Ashura, in Tehran December 26, 2009. Ashura, the most important day in the Shi'ite calendar, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of the Prophet Mohammad, in the 7th century battle of Kerbala. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi (IRAN - Tags: RELIGION)
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December 26, 2009
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Yazd, Iran
Actors re-enact the 7th century battle of Kerbala during the "Taziyeh" religious theatre performance...
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Actors re-enact the 7th century battle of Kerbala during the "Taziyeh" religious theatre performance on Tasoua, a day before Ashura, in Yazd, about 700 km (435 miles) south of Tehran, December 26, 2009. Ashura, the most important day in the Shi'ite calendar, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of the Prophet Mohammad, in the 7th century battle of Kerbala. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN - Tags: RELIGION)
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December 26, 2009
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Yazd, Iran
Actors re-enact the 7th century battle of Kerbala during the "Taziyeh" religious theatre performance...
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Actors re-enact the 7th century battle of Kerbala during the "Taziyeh" religious theatre performance on Tasoua, a day before Ashura, in Yazd, about 700 km (435 miles) south of Tehran, December 26, 2009. Ashura, the most important day in the Shi'ite calendar, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of the Prophet Mohammad, in the 7th century battle of Kerbala. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN - Tags: RELIGION)
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December 26, 2009
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Yazd, Iran
Actors re-enact the 7th century battle of Kerbala during the "Taziyeh" religious theatre performance...
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Actors re-enact the 7th century battle of Kerbala during the "Taziyeh" religious theatre performance on Tasoua, a day before Ashura, in Yazd, about 700 km (435 miles) south of Tehran, December 26, 2009. Ashura, the most important day in the Shi'ite calendar, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of the Prophet Mohammad, in the 7th century battle of Kerbala. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN - Tags: RELIGION)
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December 26, 2009
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Yazd, Iran
Shi'ite devotees perform self-flagellation using chains during Tasoua, a day ahead of Ashura, in Yazd...
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Shi'ite devotees perform self-flagellation using chains during Tasoua, a day ahead of Ashura, in Yazd, about 700 km (435 miles) south of Tehran, December 26, 2009. Ashura, the most important day in the Shi'ite calendar, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of the Prophet Mohammad, in the 7th century battle of Kerbala. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN - Tags: RELIGION)
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January 06, 2009
An Iranian woman wearing black veil as a symbol of the Imam Hussein family takes part the Shi'ite Tasoua...
Khorramabad, Iran
An Iranian woman wearing black veil as a symbol of the Imam Hussein family takes part the Shi'ite Tasoua...
An Iranian woman wearing black veil as a symbol of the Imam Hussein family takes part the Shi'ite Tasoua religious festival in Khorramabad, 491 km (307 miles) southwest of Tehran, January 6, 2009. Muslims all over the world mourn the slaying of Imam Hussein, a grandson of Prophet Mohammed during the first ten days of the Islamic month of Moharram. Imam Hussein was killed by his political rivals along with 72 companions in Iraq some 1,300 years ago. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)
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January 06, 2009
Two Iranian women hide their faces with black veils and scarves as a symbol of the Imam Hussein family...
Khorramabad, Iran
Two Iranian women walk along a street during the Shi'ite Tasoua religious festival in Khorramabad
Two Iranian women hide their faces with black veils and scarves as a symbol of the Imam Hussein family as they walk along a street during the Shi'ite Tasoua religious festival in Khorramabad, 491 km (307 miles) southwest of Tehran, January 6, 2009. Muslims all over the world mourn the slaying of Imam Hussein, a grandson of Prophet Mohammed during the first ten days of the Islamic month of Moharram. Imam Hussein was killed by his political rivals along with 72 companions in Iraq some 1,300 years ago. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)
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January 06, 2009
An Iranian woman wearing a black veil as a symbol of Imam Hussein's family, attends the Shi'ite Tasoua...
Khorramabad, Iran
Iranian woman attends Shi'ite Tasoua religious festival in Khorramabad
An Iranian woman wearing a black veil as a symbol of Imam Hussein's family, attends the Shi'ite Tasoua religious festival in Khorramabad, 491 km (307 miles) southwest of Tehran, January 6, 2009. Muslims all over the world mourn the slaying of Imam Hussein, a grandson of Prophet Mohammed, during the first ten days of the Islamic month of Moharram. Imam Hussein was killed by his political rivals along with 72 companions in Iraq some 1,300 years ago. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)
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January 06, 2009
An Iranian woman wearing black veil as a symbol of the Imam Hussein family, visits a holy tomb during...
Khorramabad, Iran
An Iranian woman wearing black veil as a symbol of the Imam Hussein family, visits a holy tomb during...
An Iranian woman wearing black veil as a symbol of the Imam Hussein family, visits a holy tomb during the Shi'ite Tasoua religious festival in Khorramabad, 491km (307 miles) southwest of Tehran, January 6, 2009. Muslims all over the world mourn the slaying of Imam Hussein, a grandson of Prophet Mohammed during the first ten days of the Islamic month of Moharram. Imam Hussein was killed by his political rivals along with 72 companions in Iraq some 1,300 years ago. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)
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January 06, 2009
Women wearing black veils as a symbol of the Imam Hussein family talk to each other while attending the...
Khorramabad, Iran
Women wearing black veils as a symbol of the Imam Hussein family talk to each other while attending the...
Women wearing black veils as a symbol of the Imam Hussein family talk to each other while attending the Shi'ite Tasoua religious festival in Khorramabad, 491 km (307 miles) southwest of Tehran, January 6, 2009. Muslims all over the world mourn the slaying of Imam Hussein, a grandson of Prophet Mohammed during the first ten days of the Islamic month of Moharram. Imam Hussein was killed by his political rivals along with 72 companions in Iraq some 1,300 years ago. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)
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January 06, 2009
Two women wearing black veils as a symbol of the Imam Hussein family, walk past a religious painting...
Khorramabad, Iran
Women walk past a religious painting as they take part in the Shi'ite Tasoua religious festival in Khorramabad...
Two women wearing black veils as a symbol of the Imam Hussein family, walk past a religious painting as they take part in the Shi'ite Tasoua religious festival in Khorramabad, 491 km (307 miles) southwest of Tehran, January 6, 2009. Muslims all over the world mourn the slaying of Imam Hussein, a grandson of Prophet Mohammed during the first ten days of the Islamic month of Moharram. Imam Hussein was killed by his political rivals along with 72 companions in Iraq some 1,300 years ago. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)
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January 06, 2009
Women wearing black veils as symbol of the Imam Hussein family walk along a street as they attend the...
Khorramabad, Iran
Women attend the Shi'ite Tasoua religious festival in Khorramabad
Women wearing black veils as symbol of the Imam Hussein family walk along a street as they attend the Shi'ite Tasoua religious festival in Khorramabad, 491 km (307 miles) southwest of Tehran, January 6, 2009. Muslims all over the world mourn the slaying of Imam Hussein, a grandson of Prophet Mohammed during the first ten days of the Islamic month of Moharram. Imam Hussein was killed by his political rivals along with 72 companions in Iraq some 1,300 years ago. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)
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January 06, 2009
An Iranian woman stands behind a religious symbol during the Shi'ite Tasoua religious festival in Khorramabad,...
Khorramabad, Iran
An Iranian woman stands behind a religious symbol during the Shi'ite Tasoua religious festival in Khorramabad...
An Iranian woman stands behind a religious symbol during the Shi'ite Tasoua religious festival in Khorramabad, 491 km (307 miles) southwest of Tehran, January 6, 2009. Muslims all over the world mourn the slaying of Imam Hussein, a grandson of Prophet Mohammed during the first ten days of the Islamic month of Moharram. Imam Hussein was killed by his political rivals along with 72 companions in Iraq some 1,300 years ago. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)
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January 06, 2009
A woman prays at a holy tomb during the Shi'ite Tasoua religious festival in Khorramabad, 491 km (307...
Khorramabad, Iran
A woman prays at a holy tomb during the Shi'ite Tasoua religious festival in Khorramabad
A woman prays at a holy tomb during the Shi'ite Tasoua religious festival in Khorramabad, 491 km (307 miles) southwest of Tehran, January 6, 2009. Muslims all over the world mourn the slaying of Imam Hussein, a grandson of Prophet Mohammed during the first ten days of the Islamic month of Moharram. Imam Hussein was killed by his political rivals along with 72 companions in Iraq some 1,300 years ago. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)
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January 06, 2009
An Iranian woman wearing a black veil as a symbol of the Imam Hussein family, stands in front of an Arabic...
Khorramabad, Iran
An Iranian woman stands in front of an Arabic scrip reading "Imam Hussein" during the Shi'ite Tasoua...
An Iranian woman wearing a black veil as a symbol of the Imam Hussein family, stands in front of an Arabic scrip reading "Imam Hussein" during the Shi'ite Tasoua religious festival in Khorramabad, 491 km (307 miles) southwest of Tehran, January 6, 2009. Muslims all over the world mourn the slaying of Imam Hussein, a grandson of Prophet Mohammed during the first ten days of the Islamic month of Moharram. Imam Hussein was killed by his political rivals along with 72 companions in Iraq some 1,300 years ago. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)
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January 06, 2009
Two women light candles near a holy tomb during the Shi'ite Tasoua religious festival in Khorramabad,...
Khorramabad, Iran
Two women light candles near a holy tomb during the Shi'ite Tasoua religious festival in Khorramabad
Two women light candles near a holy tomb during the Shi'ite Tasoua religious festival in Khorramabad, 491 km (307 miles) southwest of Tehran, January 6, 2009. Muslims all over the world mourn the slaying of Imam Hussein, a grandson of Prophet Mohammed during the first ten days of the Islamic month of Moharram. Imam Hussein was killed by his political rivals along with 72 companions in Iraq some 1,300 years ago. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)
IRAN/
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January 06, 2009
An Iranian woman wearing a black veil as symbol of Imam Hussein family looks on as she takes part in...
Khorramabad, Iran
An Iranian woman takes part in the Shi'ite Tasoua religious festival in Khorramabad
An Iranian woman wearing a black veil as symbol of Imam Hussein family looks on as she takes part in the Shi'ite Tasoua religious festival in Khorramabad, 491 km (307 miles) south west of Tehran, January 6, 2009. Muslims all over the world mourn the slaying of Imam Hussein, a grandson of Prophet Mohammed during the first ten days of the Islamic month of Moharram. Imam Hussein was killed by his political rivals along with 72 companions in Iraq some 1,300 years ago. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)
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January 18, 2008
A man holds a symbolic religious head band as he stands next to the blood of a sheep that was killed...
Isfahan, Iran
A man stands next to the blood of a sheep that was killed during the Shi'ite Tasoua religious festival...
A man holds a symbolic religious head band as he stands next to the blood of a sheep that was killed during the Shi'ite Tasoua religious festival in the city of Isfahan, 495 km (309 miles) south of Tehran, January 18, 2008. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)
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January 18, 2008
An Iranian woman stands in front of a symbolic religious flag as she attends a Shi'ite Tasoua religious...
Isfahan, Iran
An Iranian woman stands in front of a symbolic religious flag as she attends a Shi'ite Tasoua religious...
An Iranian woman stands in front of a symbolic religious flag as she attends a Shi'ite Tasoua religious festival in the city of Isfahan, 495 km (309 miles) south of Tehran, January 18, 2008. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)
IRAN/
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January 18, 2008
A girl wearing a symbolic religious head band and dress is carried by her father during the Shi'ite Tasoua...
Isfahan, Iran
A girl is carried by her father during the Shi'ite Tasoua religious festival in the city of Isfahan
A girl wearing a symbolic religious head band and dress is carried by her father during the Shi'ite Tasoua religious festival in the city of Isfahan, 495 km (309 miles) south of Tehran, January 18, 2008. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)
IRAN/
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January 18, 2008
People beat themselves with chains during the Shi'ite Tasoua religious festival in the city of Isfahan,...
Isfahan, Iran
People beat themselves with chains during Shi'ite Tasoua religious festival in city of Isfahan
People beat themselves with chains during the Shi'ite Tasoua religious festival in the city of Isfahan, 495 km (309 miles) south of Tehran, January 18, 2008. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)
IRAN/
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January 18, 2008
People shout religious slogans and beat themselves with chains during the Shi'ite Tasoua religious festival...
Isfahan, Iran
People shout religious slogans and beat themselves with chains during Shi'ite Tasoua religious festival...
People shout religious slogans and beat themselves with chains during the Shi'ite Tasoua religious festival in the city of Isfahan, 495 km (309 miles) south of Tehran, January 18, 2008. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)
IRAN/
RTR1VYHC
January 18, 2008
People beat themselves during the Shi'ite Tasoua religious festival in the city of Isfahan, 495 km (309...
Isfahan, Iran
People beat themselves during Shi'ite Tasoua religious festival in city of Isfahan
People beat themselves during the Shi'ite Tasoua religious festival in the city of Isfahan, 495 km (309 miles) south of Tehran, January 18, 2008. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)
IRAN/
RTR1VYH9
January 18, 2008
A man holds up his hand in front of a symbolic religious flag as he prays during the Shi'ite Tasoua religious...
Isfahan, Iran
Man holds up his hand in front of symbolic religious flag as he prays during Shi'ite Tasoua religious...
A man holds up his hand in front of a symbolic religious flag as he prays during the Shi'ite Tasoua religious festival in the city of Isfahan, 495 km (309 miles) south of Tehran, January 18, 2008. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)
IRAN/
RTR1VYH6
January 18, 2008
A girl attends a Shi'ite Tasoua religious festival as she is carried by her father in front of a flag...
Isfahan, Iran
A girl attends a Shi'ite Tasoua religious festival as she is carried by her father in front of a flag...
A girl attends a Shi'ite Tasoua religious festival as she is carried by her father in front of a flag in the city of Isfahan, 495 km (309 miles) south of Tehran, January 18, 2008. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)
IRAN/RELIGION
RTR1LRXY
January 29, 2007
An Iranian man carries religious banners during the Shi'ite Tasoua religious festival in Tehran January...
Tehran, Iran
Iranian man carries religious banners at the Shi'ite Tasoua religious festival in Tehran
An Iranian man carries religious banners during the Shi'ite Tasoua religious festival in Tehran January 29, 2007. Shi'ite Muslims mark Tasoua, a day before the day when Imam al-Hussein, the 'leader of the martyrs' and grandson of Prophet Mohammed, was killed in Kerbala in 680 AD. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)
IRAN/RELIGION
RTR1LRXT
January 29, 2007
An Iranian woman attends the Shi'ite Tasoua religious festival in Tehran January 29, 2007. Shi'ite Muslims...
Tehran, Iran
Iranian woman attends Shi'ite Tasoua religious festival in Tehran
An Iranian woman attends the Shi'ite Tasoua religious festival in Tehran January 29, 2007. Shi'ite Muslims mark Tasoua, a day before the day when Imam al-Hussein, the 'leader of the martyrs' and grandson of Prophet Mohammed, was killed in Kerbala in 680 AD. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)
IRAN/RELIGION
RTR1LRXO
January 29, 2007
An Iranian man sets up a religious symbol for the Shi'ite Tasoua religious festival in Tehran January...
Tehran, Iran
Iranian man sets up religious symbol for Shi'ite Tasoua religious festival in Tehran
An Iranian man sets up a religious symbol for the Shi'ite Tasoua religious festival in Tehran January 29, 2007. Shi'ite Muslims mark Tasoua, a day before the day when Imam al-Hussein, the 'leader of the martyrs' and grandson of Prophet Mohammed, was killed in Kerbala in 680 AD.REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)
IRAN/RELIGION
RTR1LRXL
January 29, 2007
An Iranian woman is seen through religious symbols as she attend the Shi'ite Tasoua religious festival...
Tehran, Iran
An Iranian woman is seen through religious symbols as she attend the Shi'ite Tasoua religious festival...
An Iranian woman is seen through religious symbols as she attend the Shi'ite Tasoua religious festival in Tehran January 29, 2007. Shi'ite Muslims mark Tasoua, a day before the day when Imam al-Hussein, the 'leader of the martyrs' and grandson of Prophet Mohammed, was killed in Kerbala in 680 AD. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)
IRAN/RELIGION
RTR1LRXJ
January 29, 2007
An Iranian man stands under a painting of Imam Hussein while attending the Shi'ite Tasoua religious festival...
Tehran, Iran
An Iranian man stands under a painting of Imam Hussein while attending the Shi'ite Tasoua religious festival...
An Iranian man stands under a painting of Imam Hussein while attending the Shi'ite Tasoua religious festival in Tehran January 29, 2007. Shi'ite Muslims mark Tasoua, a day before the day when Imam al-Hussein, the 'leader of the martyrs' and grandson of Prophet Mohammed, was killed in Kerbala in 680 AD. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)
IRAN/RELIGION
RTR1LRXH
January 29, 2007
An Iranian man stands under a painting of Imam Hussein while attending the Shi'ite Tasoua religious festival...
Tehran, Iran
An Iranian man stands under a painting of Imam Hussein while attending the Shi'ite Tasoua religious festival...
An Iranian man stands under a painting of Imam Hussein while attending the Shi'ite Tasoua religious festival in Tehran January 29, 2007. Shi'ite Muslims mark Tasoua, a day before the day when Imam al-Hussein, the 'leader of the martyrs' and grandson of Prophet Mohammed, was killed in Kerbala in 680 AD. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)
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