Shia Muslims Commemorate Bloody Day of Ashura

Muslims celebrated the Ashura holiday around the world today.

A Pakistani Shi’ite Muslim man flagellates himself during a Muharram procession ahead of Ashura, which marks the death of Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Mohammad, in Islamabad November 24,2012. (Reuters)

It is one of the most important days on the Shia Muslim calendar.


A Shi’ite Muslim man uses a knife to gash a child’s head during a Muharram procession ahead of Ashura in Amroha, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh November 23, 2012. (Reuters)


A Shi’ite Muslim doctor stitches the wounds of a boy after he badly flagellated himself during a Muharram procession ahead of Ashura in Amroha, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh November 23, 2012. (Reuters)

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