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Ashoura in Iran

Iranian Shiites cover themselves with mud during Ashoura, marking the death anniversary of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Islam's Prophet Muhammad, at the city of Bijar, west of the capital Tehran, Iran, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. Hussein, one of Shiite Islam's most beloved saints, was killed in a 7th century battle at Karbala, Iraq. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Ashoura in Iran

November 14, 2013

Iranian Shiites mark the

death anniversary of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Islam's Prophet

Muhammad.

Hussein, one of Shiite Islam's most beloved

saints, was killed in a 7th century battle in Iraq. 

Iranian mourners chant slogans and cover themselves with mud during Ashoura rituals.
(Associated Press)