Ashura Mourners in Iran

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Iranian mourners cover themselves with mud, as people watch, during Ashura, to mark the death anniversary of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Islam's Prophet Muhammad, at the city of Bijar, west of the capital Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. Hussein, one of Shiite Islam's most beloved saints, was killed in a 7th century battle at Karbala, Iraq. (Associated Press)

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