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An Indian Shiite Muslim holds his child as he stands near clusters of chains and knives used in self flagelation rituals as part of ceremonies marking the period of Ashura outside a Shiite mosque in Mumbai on December 13, 2010. Ashura is a period of mourning in remembrance of the seven-century martyrdom of Prophet Mohammad's grandson Imam Hussain who was killed in a battle in Karbala in Iraq, in 680 AD. By Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images.

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