Shiite Muslims Celebrate Ashura In Karbala



Shiite Muslims Celebrate Ashura In Karbala

Millions flock to the holy city of Karbala, Iraq  to mark the killings of Prophet Mohammed's grandson Hussein in the 7th century AD. Mourners dressed in black and waving flags hit their heads and chests in a sign of sorrow at the suffering of the slain imam. Iraq is currently preparing an offensive on Mosul. The last city still under control of the ultra hardline Sunni group Islamic State. IS considers the Shiites apostates. 

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