Bhopal, Republic of India
INDIAN SHIA MUSLIMS BEAT THEMSELVES DURING A MOHARRAM PROCESSION IN BHOPAL.
Indian Shia Muslims beat themselves during a Moharram procession in the central Indian city of Bhopal March 1, 2004. Moharram is the mourning month for Shia Muslims, to commemorate the anniversary of the death of Hazrat Imam Hussain, the grandson of Prophet Mohammad, killed along with his 72 companions more than 13 centuries ago in a battle in Iraq. REUTERS/Raj Patidar AH/CP