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Ashura Around the World - 18 Nov 2013
Images of Shi'ite Muslims taking part in the Ashura procession.

Ashura, which falls on the 10th day of the Islamic month of Muharram, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of Prophet Mohammad, who was killed in the 7th century battle of Kerbala.
IRAQ/
RTX15D66
November 14, 2013
Iraqi Shi'ite Muslims bleed after hitting their foreheads with swords and beating themselves during the...
Baghdad, Iraq
Iraqi Shi'ite Muslims bleed during the religious festival of Ashura in Baghdad
Iraqi Shi'ite Muslims bleed after hitting their foreheads with swords and beating themselves during the religious festival of Ashura in Baghdad, November 14, 2013. Ashura, which falls on the 10th day of the Islamic month of Muharram, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of Prophet Mohammad, who was killed in the 7th century battle of Kerbala. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani (IRAQ - Tags: RELIGION)
INDIA/
RTX15ETN
November 15, 2013
A Shi'ite Muslim woman gets her child gashed with a knife during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura...
Delhi, India
A Shi'ite Muslim woman gets her child gashed with a knife during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura...
A Shi'ite Muslim woman gets her child gashed with a knife during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in the old quarters of Delhi November 15, 2013. Ashura, which falls on the 10th day of the Islamic month of Muharram, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of Prophet Mohammad, who was killed in the seventh century battle of Kerbala. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
INDIA/
RTX15EWD
November 15, 2013
A Shi'ite Muslim is sprayed with rose water as he flagellates himself during a Muharram procession to...
Mumbai, India
A Shi'ite Muslim is sprayed with rose water as he flagellates himself during a Muharram procession to...
A Shi'ite Muslim is sprayed with rose water as he flagellates himself during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Mumbai November 15, 2013. Ashura, which falls on the 10th day of the Islamic month of Muharram, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of Prophet Mohammad, who was killed in the seventh century battle of Kerbala. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
INDIA/
RTX15EVE
November 15, 2013
A Shi'ite Muslim man puts a bandage on the forehead of another who flagellated himself in a Muharram...
Delhi, India
A Shi'ite Muslim man puts a bandage on the forehead of another who flagellated himself in a Muharram...
A Shi'ite Muslim man puts a bandage on the forehead of another who flagellated himself in a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in the old quarters of Delhi November 15, 2013. Ashura, which falls on the 10th day of the Islamic month of Muharram, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of Prophet Mohammad, who was killed in the seventh century battle of Kerbala. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
INDIA/
RTX15ERH
November 15, 2013
A Shi'ite Muslim flagellates himself during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in the old quarters...
Delhi, India
A Shi'ite Muslim flagellates himself during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Delhi
A Shi'ite Muslim flagellates himself during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in the old quarters of Delhi November 15, 2013. Ashura, which falls on the 10th day of the Islamic month of Muharram, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of Prophet Mohammad, who was killed in the seventh century battle of Kerbala. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION)
AFGHANISTAN/
RTX157MM
November 10, 2013
Afghan Shi'ite Muslims flagellate themselves during a Muharram procession in Kabul November 10, 2013....
Kabul, Afghanistan
Afghan Shi'ite Muslims flagellate themselves during a Muharram procession in Kabul
Afghan Shi'ite Muslims flagellate themselves during a Muharram procession in Kabul November 10, 2013. Ashura, which falls on the 10th day of the Islamic month of Muharram, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of Prophet Mohammad, who was killed in the 7th century battle of Kerbala. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
LEBANON/
RTX15D1F
November 14, 2013
A Shi'ite Muslim woman marches with men, who are bleeding after tapping their foreheads with razors,...
Nabatieh, Lebanon
A Shi'ite Muslim woman marches with men, who are bleeding after tapping their foreheads with razors,...
A Shi'ite Muslim woman marches with men, who are bleeding after tapping their foreheads with razors, during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Nabatieh town, southern Lebanon, November 14, 2013. Ashura, which falls on the 10th day of the Islamic month of Muharram, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of Prophet Mohammad, who was killed in the 7th century battle of Kerbala. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho (LEBANON - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION)
IRAQ/
RTX15C3H
November 13, 2013
Iraq Shi'ite Muslim men bleed as they gash their foreheads with swords and beat themselves during the...
Najaf, Iraq
Iraq Shi'ite Muslim men bleed as they gash their foreheads with swords and beat themselves during the...
Iraq Shi'ite Muslim men bleed as they gash their foreheads with swords and beat themselves during the religious festival of Ashura in Najaf, 160km (100 miles) south of Baghdad, November 13, 2013. During Ashura, Shi'ite Muslims commemorate the slaying of Prophet Muhammad's grandson Hussein in Kerbala in 680 AD. The most important day in the Shi'ite calendar, Ashura has become a show of strength in Iraq for a majority whose public worship was repressed by former dictator Saddam Hussein. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani (IRAQ - Tags: RELIGION)
INDIA/
RTX15C6Z
November 13, 2013
A Shi'ite Muslim boy flagellates himself during a Muharram procession ahead of Ashura in Amroha, in the...
AMROHA, India
A Shi'ite Muslim boy flagellates himself during a Muharram procession ahead of Ashura in Amroha
A Shi'ite Muslim boy flagellates himself during a Muharram procession ahead of Ashura in Amroha, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh November 13, 2013. Ashura, which falls on the 10th day of the Islamic month of Muharram, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of prophet Mohammad, who was killed in the 7th century battle of Kerbala. Picture taken November 13. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
INDIA
RTX15BVB
November 13, 2013
Shia Muslims boys flagellate themselves during a Muharram procession ahead of Ashura in Amroha, in the...
AMROHA, India
Shia Muslims boys flagellate themselves during a Muharram procession in Amroha
Shia Muslims boys flagellate themselves during a Muharram procession ahead of Ashura in Amroha, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, November 13, 2013. Ashura, which falls on the 10th day of the Islamic month of Muharram, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of Prophet Mohammad, who was killed in the 7th century battle of Kerbala. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
AFGHANISTAN/
RTX157Q8
November 10, 2013
An Afghan Shi'ite Muslim flagellates himself during a Muharram procession in Kabul November 10, 2013....
Kabul, Afghanistan
An Afghan Shi'ite Muslim flagellates himself during a Muharram procession in Kabul
An Afghan Shi'ite Muslim flagellates himself during a Muharram procession in Kabul November 10, 2013. Ashura, which falls on the 10th day of the Islamic month of Muharram, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of Prophet Mohammad, who was killed in the 7th century battle of Kerbala. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
INDIA/
RTX15C7G
November 13, 2013
The back of a Shi'ite Muslim bleeds as he flagellates himself during a Muharram procession ahead of Ashura...
AMROHA, India
The back of a Shi'ite Muslim bleeds as he flagellates himself during a Muharram procession ahead of Ashura...
The back of a Shi'ite Muslim bleeds as he flagellates himself during a Muharram procession ahead of Ashura in Amroha, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh November 13, 2013. Ashura, which falls on the 10th day of the Islamic month of Muharram, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of prophet Mohammad, who was killed in the 7th century battle of Kerbala. Picture taken November 13. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
LEBANON/
RTX15D81
November 14, 2013
A Shi'ite Muslim woman bleeds as she taps her forehead with a sword during a Muharram procession to mark...
Nabatieh, Lebanon
A Shi'ite Muslim woman bleeds as she taps her forehead with a sword during a Muharram procession to mark...
A Shi'ite Muslim woman bleeds as she taps her forehead with a sword during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Nabatieh town, southern Lebanon, November 14, 2013. Ashura, which falls on the 10th day of the Islamic month of Muharram, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of Prophet Mohammad, who was killed in the 7th century battle of Kerbala. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho (LEBANON - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
LEBANON/
RTX15D4Z
November 14, 2013
Lebanese female supporters of the Shi'ite Amal movement cover their noses as a girl next to them takes...
Beirut, Lebanon
Lebanese female supporters of the Shi'ite Amal movement cover their noses as a girl next to them takes...
Lebanese female supporters of the Shi'ite Amal movement cover their noses as a girl next to them takes pictures of a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Beirut November 14, 2013. Ashura, which falls on the 10th day of the Islamic month of Muharram, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of Prophet Mohammad, who was killed in the 7th century battle of Kerbala. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi (LEBANON - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
IRAQ/
RTX15DAS
November 14, 2013
Shi'ite pilgrims run between the Imam Hussein and Imam Abbas shrines as part of a ritual of the Ashura...
Kerbala, Iraq
Shi'ite pilgrims run between the Imam Hussein and Imam Abbas shrines as part of a ritual of the Ashura...
Shi'ite pilgrims run between the Imam Hussein and Imam Abbas shrines as part of a ritual of the Ashura ceremony in Kerbala, 80 km (50 miles) southwest of Baghdad, November 14, 2013. During Ashura, Shi'ite Muslims commemorate the slaying of Prophet Muhammad's grandson Hussein in Kerbala in 680 AD. The most important day in the Shi'ite calendar, Ashura has become a show of strength in Iraq for a majority whose public worship was repressed by former dictator Saddam Hussein. REUTERS/Mushtaq Muhammed (IRAQ - Tags: RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
IRAQ/
RTX15D95
November 14, 2013
Local actors dressed as ancient warriors re-enact a scene from the 7th century battle of Kerbala during...
Baghdad, Iraq
Local actors dressed as ancient warriors re-enact a scene from the 7th century battle of Kerbala during...
Local actors dressed as ancient warriors re-enact a scene from the 7th century battle of Kerbala during the Shi'ite religious festival of Ashura in Baghdad's Sadr City, November 14, 2013. Ashura, which falls on the 10th day of the Islamic month of Muharram, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of Prophet Mohammad, who was killed in the 7th century battle of Kerbala. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani (IRAQ - Tags: RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
LEBANON/
RTX15D7N
November 14, 2013
Lebanese Red Cross personnel stand watch as Lebanese supporters of the Shi'ite Amal movement men bleed...
Beirut, Lebanon
Lebanese Red Cross personnel stand watch as Lebanese supporters of the Shi'ite Amal movement men bleed...
Lebanese Red Cross personnel stand watch as Lebanese supporters of the Shi'ite Amal movement men bleed as they beat their foreheads during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Beirut November 14, 2013. Ashura, which falls on the 10th day of the Islamic month of Muharram, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of Prophet Mohammad, who was killed in the 7th century battle of Kerbala. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi (LEBANON - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION)
LEBANON/
RTX15CX7
November 14, 2013
A Lebanese Hezbollah supporter mourns during a religious procession to mark Ashura in Beirut's suburbs...
Beirut, Lebanon
A Lebanese Hezbollah supporter mourns during a religious procession to mark Ashura in Beirut's suburbs...
A Lebanese Hezbollah supporter mourns during a religious procession to mark Ashura in Beirut's suburbs November 14, 2013. Ashura, which falls on the 10th day of the Islamic month of Muharram, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of Prophet Mohammad, who was killed in the 7th century battle of Kerbala. REUTERS/Khalil Hassan (LEBANON - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION)
AFGHANISTAN/
RTX1592G
November 11, 2013
Afghan Shi'ite Muslims arrive at a bathhouse after they flagellated themselves with chains, during an...
Kabul, Afghanistan
Afghan Shi'ite Muslims arrive at a bathhouse after they flagellated themselves with chains, during an...
Afghan Shi'ite Muslims arrive at a bathhouse after they flagellated themselves with chains, during an Ashura procession in Kabul, November 11, 2013. Ashura, which falls on the 10th day of the Islamic month of Muharram, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of Prophet Mohammad, who was killed in the 7th century battle of Kerbala. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
LEBANON/
RTX15D1L
November 14, 2013
Shi'ite Muslim men bleed as they beat their foreheads during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in...
Nabatieh, Lebanon
Shi'ite Muslim men bleed as they beat their foreheads during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in...
Shi'ite Muslim men bleed as they beat their foreheads during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Nabatieh town, southern Lebanon, November 14, 2013. Ashura, which falls on the 10th day of the Islamic month of Muharram, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of Prophet Mohammad, who was killed in the 7th century battle of Kerbala. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho (LEBANON - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION)
INDIA
RTX15BVF
November 13, 2013
Shia Muslims flagellate themselves during a Muharram procession ahead of Ashura in Amroha, in the northern...
AMROHA, India
Shia Muslims flagellate themselves during a Muharram procession ahead of Ashura in Amroha
Shia Muslims flagellate themselves during a Muharram procession ahead of Ashura in Amroha, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, November 13, 2013. Ashura, which falls on the 10th day of the Islamic month of Muharram, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of Prophet Mohammad, who was killed in the 7th century battle of Kerbala. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
INDIA/
RTX15DKN
November 14, 2013
A Shi'ite Muslim flagellates himself during a Muharram procession ahead of Ashura in Mumbai November...
Mumbai, India
A Shi'ite Muslim flagellates himself during a Muharram procession ahead of Ashura in Mumbai
A Shi'ite Muslim flagellates himself during a Muharram procession ahead of Ashura in Mumbai November 14, 2013. Ashura, which falls on the 10th day of the Islamic month of Muharram, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of Prophet Mohammad, who was killed in the 7th century battle of Kerbala. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
INDIA/
RTX15C7A
November 13, 2013
A Shi'ite Muslim man flagellates himself as people watch from atop a roof during a Muharram procession...
AMROHA, India
A Shi'ite Muslim man flagellates himself as people watch from atop a roof during a Muharram procession...
A Shi'ite Muslim man flagellates himself as people watch from atop a roof during a Muharram procession ahead of Ashura in Amroha, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh November 13, 2013. Ashura, which falls on the 10th day of the Islamic month of Muharram, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of prophet Mohammad, who was killed in the 7th century battle of Kerbala. Picture taken November 13. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
IRAQ/
RTX15C2M
November 13, 2013
Pilgrims pray at the Imam al-Abbas shrine during the religious festival of Ashura in Kerbala, about 80...
Kerbala, Iraq
Pilgrims pray at the Imam al-Abbas shrine during the religious festival of Ashura in Kerbala
Pilgrims pray at the Imam al-Abbas shrine during the religious festival of Ashura in Kerbala, about 80 km (50 miles) southwest of Baghdad, November 13, 2013. During Ashura, Shi'ite Muslims commemorate the slaying of Prophet Muhammad's grandson Hussein in Kerbala in 680 AD. The most important day in the Shi'ite calendar, Ashura has become a show of strength in Iraq for a majority whose public worship was repressed by former dictator Saddam Hussein. REUTERS/Mushtaq Muhammed (IRAQ - Tags: RELIGION)
INDIA
RTX15BVN
November 13, 2013
Shia Muslims beat their chests during a Muharram procession ahead of Ashura in Amroha, in the northern...
AMROHA, India
Shia Muslims beat their chests during Muharram procession ahead of Ashura in Amroha
Shia Muslims beat their chests during a Muharram procession ahead of Ashura in Amroha, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, November 13, 2013. Ashura, which falls on the 10th day of the Islamic month of Muharram, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of Prophet Mohammad, who was killed in the 7th century battle of Kerbala. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY SOCIETY)
TURKEY/
RTX15BT5
November 13, 2013
Turkish Shi'ite women mourn during an Ashura procession in Istanbul November 13, 2013. During Ashura,...
Istanbul, Turkey
Turkish Shi'ite women mourn during an Ashura procession in Istanbul
Turkish Shi'ite women mourn during an Ashura procession in Istanbul November 13, 2013. During Ashura, Shi'ite Muslims commemorate the slaying of Prophet Muhammad's grandson Hussein in Kerbala in 680 AD. REUTERS/Murad Sezer (TURKEY - Tags: RELIGION ANNIVERSARY CIVIL UNREST)
LEBANON/
RTX15D1C
November 14, 2013
Lebanese Hezbollah supporters gesture as they march during a religious procession to mark Ashura in Beirut's...
Beirut, Lebanon
Lebanese Hezbollah supporters gesture as they march during a religious procession to mark Ashura in Beirut's...
Lebanese Hezbollah supporters gesture as they march during a religious procession to mark Ashura in Beirut's suburbs November 14, 2013. Ashura, which falls on the 10th day of the Islamic month of Muharram, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of Prophet Mohammad, who was killed in the 7th century battle of Kerbala. REUTERS/Sharif Karim (LEBANON - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION)
INDIA/
RTX15C71
November 13, 2013
Shi'ite Muslim men stop a man after he badly flagellated himself during a Muharram procession ahead of...
AMROHA, India
Shi'ite Muslim men stop a man after he badly flagellated himself during a Muharram procession ahead of...
Shi'ite Muslim men stop a man after he badly flagellated himself during a Muharram procession ahead of Ashura in Amroha, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh November 13, 2013. Ashura, which falls on the 10th day of the Islamic month of Muharram, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of prophet Mohammad, who was killed in the 7th century battle of Kerbala. Picture taken November 13. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
LEBANON/
RTX15C67
November 13, 2013
Female supporters of Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah shout slogans as he makes a rare...
Beirut, Lebanon
Supporters of Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah during a religious ceremony in Beirut
Female supporters of Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah shout slogans as he makes a rare public appearance during a religious ceremony on the eve of Ashura in Beirut's southern suburbs November 13, 2013. REUTERS/Hasan Shaaban (LEBANON - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION)
LEBANON/
RTX15D8K
November 14, 2013
Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah appears from behind a curtain before addressing his...
Beirut, Lebanon
Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah appears from behind a curtain before addressing his...
Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah appears from behind a curtain before addressing his supporters during a religious procession to mark Ashura in Beirut's suburbs November 14, 2013. Ashura, which falls on the 10th day of the Islamic month of Muharram, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of Prophet Mohammad, who was killed in the 7th century battle of Kerbala. REUTERS/Issam Kobeisi (LEBANON - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION)
TURKEY/
RTX15BTB
November 13, 2013
Turkish Shi'ite girls watch a re-enactment of the battle of Kerbala on a huge screen during an Ashura...
Istanbul, Turkey
Turkish Shi'ite girls watch a re-enactment of the battle of Kerbala on a huge screen during an Ashura...
Turkish Shi'ite girls watch a re-enactment of the battle of Kerbala on a huge screen during an Ashura procession in Istanbul November 13, 2013. During Ashura, Shi'ite Muslims commemorate the slaying of Prophet Muhammad's grandson Hussein in Kerbala in 680 AD. REUTERS/Murad Sezer (TURKEY - Tags: RELIGION ANNIVERSARY CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
TURKEY/
RTX15BSE
November 13, 2013
Turkish Shi'ite men beat their chests as they mourn during an Ashura procession in Istanbul November...
Istanbul, Turkey
Turkish Shi'ite men beat their chests as they mourn during an Ashura procession in Istanbul
Turkish Shi'ite men beat their chests as they mourn during an Ashura procession in Istanbul November 13, 2013. During Ashura, Shi'ite Muslims commemorate the slaying of Prophet Muhammad's grandson Hussein in Kerbala in 680 AD. REUTERS/Murad Sezer (TURKEY - Tags: RELIGION ANNIVERSARY CIVIL UNREST)
LEBANON/
RTX15D8C
November 14, 2013
A Lebanese supporter of the Shi'ite Amal movement wears a pendant of Shi'ite Muslim Imam Ali's symbolic...
Beirut, Lebanon
A Lebanese supporter of the Shi'ite Amal movement wears a pendant of Shi'ite Muslim Imam Ali's symbolic...
A Lebanese supporter of the Shi'ite Amal movement wears a pendant of Shi'ite Muslim Imam Ali's symbolic sword as he is seen covered with blood during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Beirut November 14, 2013. Ashura, which falls on the 10th day of the Islamic month of Muharram, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of Prophet Mohammad, who was killed in the 7th century battle of Kerbala. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi (LEBANON - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION)
LEBANON/
RTX15D14
November 14, 2013
Lebanese Hezbollah supporters gesture as they march during a religious procession to mark Ashura in Beirut's...
Beirut, Lebanon
Lebanese Hezbollah supporters gesture as they march during a religious procession to mark Ashura in Beirut's...
Lebanese Hezbollah supporters gesture as they march during a religious procession to mark Ashura in Beirut's suburbs November 14, 2013. Ashura, which falls on the 10th day of the Islamic month of Muharram, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of Prophet Mohammad, who was killed in the 7th century battle of Kerbala. REUTERS/Khalil Hassan (LEBANON - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION)
TURKEY/
RTX15BSL
November 13, 2013
Turkish Shi'ite women take part in an Ashura procession in Istanbul November 13, 2013. During Ashura,...
Istanbul, Turkey
Turkish Shi'ite women take part in an Ashura procession in Istanbul
Turkish Shi'ite women take part in an Ashura procession in Istanbul November 13, 2013. During Ashura, Shi'ite Muslims commemorate the slaying of Prophet Muhammad's grandson Hussein in Kerbala in 680 AD. REUTERS/Murad Sezer (TURKEY - Tags: RELIGION ANNIVERSARY CIVIL UNREST)
IRAQ/
RTX15BP3
November 13, 2013
A man holds up a baby wrapped in a sheet stained with red paint with an arrow attached to it, representing...
Kerbala, Iraq
Man holds up a baby wrapped in a sheet, representing martyrdom of Imam Hussein during procession commemorating...
A man holds up a baby wrapped in a sheet stained with red paint with an arrow attached to it, representing the martyrdom of Imam Hussein during a procession commemorating the Shi'ite religious festival of Ashura in Kerbala, about 80 km (50 miles) southwest of Baghdad, November 13, 2013. During Ashura, Shi'ite Muslims commemorate the slaying of Prophet Muhammad's grandson Hussein in Kerbala in 680 AD. The most important day in the Shi'ite calendar, Ashura has become a show of strength in Iraq for a majority whose public worship was repressed by former dictator Saddam Hussein. REUTERS/Mushtaq Muhammed (IRAQ - Tags: RELIGION CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
LEBANON/
RTX15D7Z
November 14, 2013
A girl carries a toy car as she stands in front of flags depicting Imam Hussein, Prophet Mohammad's grandson,...
Beirut, Lebanon
A girl carries a toy car as she stands in front of flags depicting Imam Hussein, Prophet Mohammad's grandson,...
A girl carries a toy car as she stands in front of flags depicting Imam Hussein, Prophet Mohammad's grandson, during a Muharram procession by Lebanese supporters of the Shi'ite Amal movement to mark Ashura in Beirut November 14, 2013. Ashura, which falls on the 10th day of the Islamic month of Muharram, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of Prophet Mohammad, who was killed in the 7th century battle of Kerbala. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi (LEBANON - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION)
LEBANON/
RTX15D10
November 14, 2013
A Shi'ite Muslim man bleeds after tapping his forehead with a razor during a Muharram procession to mark...
Nabatieh, Lebanon
A Shi'ite Muslim man bleeds after tapping his forehead with a razor during a Muharram procession to mark...
A Shi'ite Muslim man bleeds after tapping his forehead with a razor during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Nabatieh town, southern Lebanon, November 14, 2013. Ashura, which falls on the 10th day of the Islamic month of Muharram, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of Prophet Mohammad, who was killed in the 7th century battle of Kerbala. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho (LEBANON - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION)
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