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Shi'ite men flagelate themselves with knives during a Muharram procession in Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010. Muharram is a ten-day mourning period observed by Shi'ites around the world in remembrance of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
Photo by: Muhammed Muheisen
Shi'ite men flagelate themselves with knives during a Muharram procession in Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010. Muharram is a ten-day mourning period observed by Shi'ites around the world in remembrance of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

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