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PHOTO GALLERY: Shia Musims around the world commemorate Ashura




Shiite Muslims self-flagellate during a procession on the tenth day of Ashura in the first Islamic month of Muharram, commemorating the seventh century killing of Prophet Mohammed s grandson Imam Hussein, in Rawalpindi on August 9, 2022. AFP

A young supporter of Shiite Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr takes part in the Tatbir bloodletting ritual as an act of mourning marking Ashura, a 10-day period commemorating the seventh century killing of Prophet Mohammed s grandson Imam Hussein, in central Baghdad s Tahrir square, on August 9, 2022. AFP

Shiite Muslim mourners flagellate themselves on the tenth day of Ashura during the Islamic month of Muharram, commemorating the seventh century killing of Prophet Mohammed s grandson Imam Hussein, in Hyderabad on August 9, 2022. AFP

Shiite Muslim mourners self-flagellate on the tenth day of Ashura during the Islamic month of Muharram, commemorating the seventh century killing of Prophet Mohammed s grandson Imam Hussein, in Quetta on August 9, 2022. AFP

Kashmiri Shiite Muslims mourners gather around a horse which symbolises Zuljana, the horse of Imam Husain, during a procession on the tenth day of Ashura during the Islamic month of Muharram, commemorating the seventh century killing of Prophet Mohammed s grandson Imam Hussein, in Srinagar on August 9, 2022. AFP

Shiite Muslim mourners flagellate themselves on the tenth day of Ashura during the Islamic month of Muharram, commemorating the seventh century killing of Prophet Mohammed s grandson Imam Hussein in Chennai on August 9, 2022. AFP

Shiite Muslim mourners flagellate themselves on the tenth day of Ashura during the Islamic month of Muharram, commemorating the seventh century killing of Prophet Mohammed s grandson Imam Hussein in Ajmer on August 9, 2022. AFP

Shiite Muslim mourners flagellate themselves on the tenth day of Ashura during the Islamic month of Muharram, commemorating the seventh century killing of Prophet Mohammed s grandson Imam Hussein, in Lucknow on August 9, 2022. AFP

Shiite Muslims take part in the Tatbir bloodletting ritual as an act of mourning marking Ashura, a 10-day period commemorating the seventh century killing of Prophet Mohammed s grandson Imam Hussein, in Iraq s central holy city of Najaf, early on August 9, 2022. AFP

Shiite Muslim pilgrims perform self-flagellation as they take part in a mourning ritual at the shrine of Imam Abbas during Ashura, a 10-day period commemorating the seventh century killing of Prophet Mohammed s grandson Imam Hussein, in Iraq s holy city of Karbala on August 8, 2022. AFP

Shiite Muslims re-enact the Battle of Karbala as they mark the peak of Ashura, a 10-day period commemorating the seventh century killing of Prophet Mohammed s grandson Imam Hussein, in Baghdad on August 9, 2022. AFP

Iraqi Shiite Muslim women cry as they watch worshippers re-enacting the Battle of Karbala as they mark the peak of Ashura, a 10-day period commemorating the seventh century killing of Prophet Mohammed s grandson Imam Hussein, in Iraq s holy city of Najaf on August 9, 2022. AFP

Shiite Muslims take part in the Tuwairij run ritual as they mark the peak of Ashura, a 10-day mourning period commemorating the seventh century killing of Prophet Mohammed s grandson Imam Hussein, in Iraq s holy city of Karbala, on August 9, 2022. AFP

Shiite Muslim mourners living in Greece, gather on the Shiite religious holiday of Ashura during the Islamic month of Muharram, in the industrial area of Piraeus near Athens on August 9, 2022, to commemorate the seventh century of the killing of Prophet Mohammed s grandson Imam Hussein. AFP

A Shiite Muslim living in Greece, self-flagellates on the Shiite religious holiday of Ashura during the Islamic month of Muharram, in the industrial area of Piraeus near Athens on August 9, 2022, to commemorate the seventh century of the killing of Prophet Mohammed s grandson Imam Hussein. AFP

A Lebanese Shiite man is about to cut the head of his friend with a sword during a ritual on the holy Muslim Shiitte day of Ashoura, in the southern market town of Nabatiyeh, Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. AP