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Shiite pilgrims flagellate themselves in the holy shrine of the al-Hussein mosque. They are taking part in the Shia religious mourning ceremony Arbayine. Despite violence and tensions in the region, the cermonies took place under heavy security without problems.
Karbala, Iraq. 10/04/2004
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Iraq 2001 to 2011
Shiite pilgrims flagellate themselves in the holy shrine of the al-Hussein mosque. They are taking part in the Shia religious mourning ceremony Arbayine. Despite violence and tensions in the region, the cermonies took place under heavy security without problems.       <br />
Karbala, Iraq. 10/04/2004