Ammar al-Hakim

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Shiite Muslims hold up a huge flag with the word in Arabic 'Oh... News PhotoAmmar al-Hakim,Ashura,Baghdad,Death,Flag,Holding,Horizontal,Imam Hussein,Iraq,Large,Listening,Religion,Shi'ite Islam,TextPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPShiite Muslims hold up a huge flag with the word in Arabic 'Oh Hussein', as they listen to an address by Iraqi Shiite Muslim leader Ammar al-Hakim of the Supreme Iraqi Islamic Council, as Shiites commemorate the death of Imam Hussein during Ashura in the capital Baghdad, on November 24, 2012. Shiites around the world are marking the slaying of the Prophet Mohammed's grandson, the Imam Hussein, in the seventh century. Millions of pilgrims are flooding to the holy central Iraqi city of Karbala for the peak of the Ashura rituals, which occurs on November 25 this year. AFP PHOTO/SAHAH ARAR (Photo credit should read SABAH ARAR/AFP/Getty Images)