Iranian Shiite Muslims gather around a bonfire after rubbing mud on their body early in the morning, during the 'Kharrah Mali' (Mud Rubbing) ritual to mark the Ashura religious ceremony in the city of Khorramabad, some 470 kms southwest of Tehran on November 25, 2012. 'Khrreh Mali' or 'Mud Rubbing' is a ritual that is held in the city of Khorramabad every year to commemorate the seventh century slaying of Prophet Mohammed's grandson Imam Hussein, in which Iranian men roll over in mud and dry themselves by gathering around the bonfires before flagellating themselves. AFP PHOTO/BEHROUZ MEHRI
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Iraqi Shiite Muslim pilgrims take part in friday prayers at the shrine of Imam Abbas in Karbala, 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Baghdad on December 12, 2014, ahead of the Arbaeen religious festival which marks the 40th day after Ashura commemorating the seventh century killing of Prophet Mohammed's grandson, Imam Hussein. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED SAWAF
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Shi'ite people gather at Imam Hussein shrine during the Arba'een ceremony in the holy city of Karbala, southern Iraq on December 12, 2014. Hundreds of Shiite worshippers attend religious festival ceremonies in Karbala on the anniversary of the 40th day after the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, grandson of Prophet Mohammad who was killed in the Battle of Karbala in 681AD.
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A Muslim Shiite pilgrim carries a religious flag displaying Imam Hussein in Baghdad, on December 8, 2014, as they walk to Karbala for the Arbaeen religious festival. Arbaeen marks the 40th day after Ashura which commemorates the seventh century killing of Prophet Mohammed's grandson, Imam Hussein. AFP PHOTO / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE