Shiite Muslim men re-enact the 680AD Battle of Karbala to mark Ashura, the 10th day of the first month of the Islamic calendar. The man in black is playing Imam Hussein Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Mohammad, who was killed in the battle over the succession to the leadership of the Muslims. Photo taken in Baghdad, Iraq on Nov. 4, 2014.
Shiite Muslim men re-enact the 680AD Battle of Karbala to mark Ashura, the 10th day of the first month of the Islamic calendar. The man in black is playing Imam Hussein Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Mohammad, who was killed in the battle over the succession to the leadership of the Muslims. Photo taken in Baghdad, Iraq on Nov. 4, 2014. McClatchy
Shiite Muslim men re-enact the 680AD Battle of Karbala to mark Ashura, the 10th day of the first month of the Islamic calendar. The man in black is playing Imam Hussein Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Mohammad, who was killed in the battle over the succession to the leadership of the Muslims. Photo taken in Baghdad, Iraq on Nov. 4, 2014. McClatchy

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