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APTOPIX Mideast Iraq Ashoura
Shiite worshippers beat themselves as standing between the holy shrines of Imam Abbas and Imam Hussein during Ashoura in the Shiite holy city of Karbala, 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. Ashoura commemorates the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad at the Battle of Karbala, Iraq, in the year 680 A.D. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)