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Day of Ashura

(WARNING: graphic content) A Shi'ite Muslim man flagellates with others during the religious procession ahead of Ashura, in Lahore, Pakistan, September 9, 2019. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza

(WARNING: graphic content) A Shi'ite Muslim man flagellates with others during the religious procession ahead of Ashura, in Lahore, Pakistan, September 9, 2019. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza

(WARNING: graphic content) A Shi'ite Muslim man flagellates with others during the religious procession ahead of Ashura, in Lahore, Pakistan, September 9, 2019. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza
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A Shi'ite Muslim holds a child as he takes part in an Ashura procession in the holy city of Kerbala, Iraq, September 9, 2019. REUTERS/Abdullah Dhiaa Al-Deen

A Shi'ite Muslim holds a child as he takes part in an Ashura procession in the holy city of Kerbala, Iraq, September 9, 2019. REUTERS/Abdullah Dhiaa Al-Deen

A Shi'ite Muslim holds a child as he takes part in an Ashura procession in the holy city of Kerbala, Iraq, September 9, 2019. REUTERS/Abdullah Dhiaa Al-Deen
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An Iraqi Shi'ite Muslim man walks on the ground filled with blood after he gashes his forehead with a sword and beats himself during a ceremony marking Ashura in Najaf, Iraq, September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

An Iraqi Shi'ite Muslim man walks on the ground filled with blood after he gashes his forehead with a sword and beats himself during a ceremony marking Ashura in Najaf, Iraq, September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

An Iraqi Shi'ite Muslim man walks on the ground filled with blood after he gashes his forehead with a sword and beats himself during a ceremony marking Ashura in Najaf, Iraq, September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani
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A Shi'ite Muslim man flagellates with others during the religious procession marking Ashura in Karachi, Pakistan, September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

A Shi'ite Muslim man flagellates with others during the religious procession marking Ashura in Karachi, Pakistan, September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

A Shi'ite Muslim man flagellates with others during the religious procession marking Ashura in Karachi, Pakistan, September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
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A Shi'ite Muslim man wears a religious pendant, stained in blood, as he beats his chest during the religious procession marking Ashura in Karachi, Pakistan, September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

A Shi'ite Muslim man wears a religious pendant, stained in blood, as he beats his chest during the religious procession marking Ashura in Karachi, Pakistan, September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

A Shi'ite Muslim man wears a religious pendant, stained in blood, as he beats his chest during the religious procession marking Ashura in Karachi, Pakistan, September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
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Iranian people shout religious slogans during a ceremony marking Ashura in Tehran, Iran September 10, 2019. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Iranian people shout religious slogans during a ceremony marking Ashura in Tehran, Iran September 10, 2019. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Iranian people shout religious slogans during a ceremony marking Ashura in Tehran, Iran September 10, 2019. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS
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A child reacts during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Kolkata, India, September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A child reacts during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Kolkata, India, September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A child reacts during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Kolkata, India, September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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A Shi'ite Muslim man flagellates himself during a Muharram procession ahead of Ashura in Ahmedabad, India, September 7, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A Shi'ite Muslim man flagellates himself during a Muharram procession ahead of Ashura in Ahmedabad, India, September 7, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A Shi'ite Muslim man flagellates himself during a Muharram procession ahead of Ashura in Ahmedabad, India, September 7, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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A Lebanese Shi'ite Muslim man bleeds, after gashing his forehead with a razor, during a religious procession to mark Ashura in Nabatiyeh town, southern Lebanon September 10, 2019. REUTERS/ Ali Hashisho

A Lebanese Shi'ite Muslim man bleeds, after gashing his forehead with a razor, during a religious procession to mark Ashura in Nabatiyeh town, southern Lebanon September 10, 2019. REUTERS/ Ali Hashisho

A Lebanese Shi'ite Muslim man bleeds, after gashing his forehead with a razor, during a religious procession to mark Ashura in Nabatiyeh town, southern Lebanon September 10, 2019. REUTERS/ Ali Hashisho
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Iranian women are seen during a ceremony marking Ashura in Tehran, Iran September 10, 2019. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Iranian women are seen during a ceremony marking Ashura in Tehran, Iran September 10, 2019. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Iranian women are seen during a ceremony marking Ashura in Tehran, Iran September 10, 2019. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS
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A Lebanese Shi'ite Muslim man bleeds during a religious procession to mark Ashura in Nabatiyeh town, southern Lebanon September 10, 2019. REUTERS/ Ali Hashisho

A Lebanese Shi'ite Muslim man bleeds during a religious procession to mark Ashura in Nabatiyeh town, southern Lebanon September 10, 2019. REUTERS/ Ali Hashisho

A Lebanese Shi'ite Muslim man bleeds during a religious procession to mark Ashura in Nabatiyeh town, southern Lebanon September 10, 2019. REUTERS/ Ali Hashisho
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Men hold swords during Tasoua, a day ahead of Ashura in Tehran, Iran September 9, 2019. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Men hold swords during Tasoua, a day ahead of Ashura in Tehran, Iran September 9, 2019. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Men hold swords during Tasoua, a day ahead of Ashura in Tehran, Iran September 9, 2019. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS
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Shi'ite Muslims living in Greece flagellate themselves during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Piraeus, near Athens, Greece September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

Shi'ite Muslims living in Greece flagellate themselves during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Piraeus, near Athens, Greece September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

Shi'ite Muslims living in Greece flagellate themselves during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Piraeus, near Athens, Greece September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Costas Baltas
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Iranian people shout religious slogans and beat themselves during a ceremony marking Ashura in Tehran, Iran September 10, 2019. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Iranian people shout religious slogans and beat themselves during a ceremony marking Ashura in Tehran, Iran September 10, 2019. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Iranian people shout religious slogans and beat themselves during a ceremony marking Ashura in Tehran, Iran September 10, 2019. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS
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Shi'ite Muslim mourners flagellate themselves during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Kolkata, India, September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Shi'ite Muslim mourners flagellate themselves during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Kolkata, India, September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Shi'ite Muslim mourners flagellate themselves during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Kolkata, India, September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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An Iraqi Shi'ite Muslim man bleed as he gashes his forehead with a sword and beat himself during a ceremony marking Ashura in Najaf, Iraq, September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

An Iraqi Shi'ite Muslim man bleed as he gashes his forehead with a sword and beat himself during a ceremony marking Ashura in Najaf, Iraq, September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

An Iraqi Shi'ite Muslim man bleed as he gashes his forehead with a sword and beat himself during a ceremony marking Ashura in Najaf, Iraq, September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani
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Shi'ite Muslims men flagellate themselves during a ceremony marking Ashura in Najaf, Iraq, September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

Shi'ite Muslims men flagellate themselves during a ceremony marking Ashura in Najaf, Iraq, September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

Shi'ite Muslims men flagellate themselves during a ceremony marking Ashura in Najaf, Iraq, September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani
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A Shi'ite Muslim boy beats his chest while taking part in an Ashura procession at a mosque in the holy city of Kerbala, Iraq September 9, 2019. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

A Shi'ite Muslim boy beats his chest while taking part in an Ashura procession at a mosque in the holy city of Kerbala, Iraq September 9, 2019. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

A Shi'ite Muslim boy beats his chest while taking part in an Ashura procession at a mosque in the holy city of Kerbala, Iraq September 9, 2019. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
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Shi'ite Muslims walk with a symbolic sacred horse for a good luck, during the religious procession ahead of Ashura, in Lahore, Pakistan, September 9, 2019. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza

Shi'ite Muslims walk with a symbolic sacred horse for a good luck, during the religious procession ahead of Ashura, in Lahore, Pakistan, September 9, 2019. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza

Shi'ite Muslims walk with a symbolic sacred horse for a good luck, during the religious procession ahead of Ashura, in Lahore, Pakistan, September 9, 2019. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza
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