Iranian Muslims commemerated the Ashura event, the death of Imam Hussein in the 7th century, in Tehran, Iran. The Shiite holiday mourns the death of the Prophet Mohammad's grandson in the battle of Karbala in 680 A.D.
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An Iranian Shiite Muslim woman covers herself with mud as she mourns on the anniversary of Imam Hussein's death in Tehran, Iran on December 6, 2011. 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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