Muslims Mark Ashura In Delhi : News Photo

Muslims Mark Ashura In Delhi

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NEW DELHI, INDIA - NOVEMBER 25: A Shiite boy readies himself, as he holds sharpened blades attached to chains, prior to taking part in a self-flagellation ritual during a religious procession marking Ashura on November 25, 2012 in New Delhi, India. The religious festival of Ashura, which involves a ten-day mourning period starting with the first day of Muharram on the Islamic calendar, commemorates and mourns the seventh-century martyrdom of Prophet Muhammad's grandson Imam Hussein in the battle of Karbala. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
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NEW DELHI, INDIA - NOVEMBER 25: A Shiite boy readies himself, as he holds sharpened blades attached to chains, prior to taking part in a self-flagellation ritual during a religious procession marking Ashura on November 25, 2012 in New Delhi, India. The religious festival of Ashura, which involves a ten-day mourning period starting with the first day of Muharram on the Islamic calendar, commemorates and mourns the seventh-century martyrdom of Prophet Muhammad's grandson Imam Hussein in the battle of Karbala. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
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