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Ashura Religious Festival in Iran (15 images)

Updated: Nov. 25, 2012 at 9:37 PM
Iranian men are covered with mud during a ritual ceremony called Kharrah Mali in Bijar, located in Kurdistan Province, Iran on November 25 , 2012. Shiite Muslims all over the world celebrate Ashura to mourn the slaying of Prophet Mohammad's grandson Imam Hussein, in the battle of Karbala in the year 680 A.D. UPI/Maryam Rahmanian
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An Iranian man is covered with mud during a ritual ceremony called Kharrah Mali, in Bijar located in Kurdistan Province, Iran on November 25 , 2012. Shiite Muslims all over the world mourn the slaying of Prophet Mohammad's grandson Imam Hussein, in the battle of Karbala in the year 680 A.D. UPI/Maryam Rahmanian
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An Iranian woman is covered with mud during a ritual ceremony called Kharrah Mali in Bijar located in Kurdistan province of Iran on November 25 , 2012. Shiite Muslims all over the world mourn the slaying of Prophet Mohammad's grandson Imam Hussein, in the battle of Karbala in the year 680 A.D. UPI/Maryam Rahmanian
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An Iranian woman helps to smear mud on another woman during a ritual ceremony called Kharrah Mali in Bijar, located in Kurdistan Province, Iran on November 25 , 2012. Shiite Muslims all over the world celebrate Ashura to mourn the slaying of Prophet Mohammad's grandson Imam Hussein, in the battle of Karbala in the year 680 A.D. UPI/Maryam Rahmanian
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Iranian men are covered with mud during a ritual ceremony called Kharrah Mali in Bijar, located in Kurdistan Province, Iran on November 25 , 2012. Shiite Muslims all over the world celebrate Ashura to mourn the slaying of Prophet Mohammad's grandson Imam Hussein, in the battle of Karbala in the year 680 A.D. UPI/Maryam Rahmanian
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Iranian men are covered with mud during a ritual ceremony called Kharrah Mali in Bijar, located in Kurdistan Province, Iran on November 25 , 2012. Shiite Muslims all over the world celebrate Ashura to mourn the slaying of Prophet Mohammad's grandson Imam Hussein, in the battle of Karbala in the year 680 A.D. UPI/Maryam Rahmanian
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Iranian men are covered with mud during a ritual ceremony called Kharrah Mali in Bijar, located in Kurdistan Province, Iran on November 25 , 2012. Shiite Muslims all over the world celebrate Ashura to mourn the slaying of Prophet Mohammad's grandson Imam Hussein, in the battle of Karbala in the year 680 A.D. UPI/Maryam Rahmanian
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