Middle East

    • A Shi'ite worshipper beats himself with chains as a sign of grief for Imam Hussein during Muharram between the holy shrines of Imam Hussein and Imam Abbas in Karbala, Iraq, Nov. 13, 2013.
    • Supporters of Iraq's largest Shi'ite party, the Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council, listen to their leader, Ammar al-Hakim, during a rally to mark Muharram, Baghdad, Nov. 13, 2013.
    • Shi'ite worshippers gather between the holy shrines of Imam Hussein and Imam Abbas, seen in the background, during Muharram in Karbala, Iraq, Nov. 12, 2013.
    • Shi'ite worshippers gather between the holy shrines of Imam Hussein and Imam Abbas during Muharram in Karbala, Iraq, Nov. 12, 2013.
    • Shi'ite worshippers enter the holy shrine of Imam Abbas, brother of Imam Hussein, during Muharram in Karbala, Iraq, Nov. 12, 2013.
    • A Shi'ite Muslim man gashes his forehead with a sword before the religious festival of Ashura in Najaf, Iraq, Nov. 11, 2013.
    • Shi'ite pilgrims beat themselves with iron chains as they take part in the Ashura procession in Karbala, Iraq, Nov. 11, 2013.

    Iraq's Shi'ites Observe Ashura

    Published November 13, 2013


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