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Shiite Muslims mourning during Ashura, Bijar, Iran
December 17, 2014

Ashura in Bijar

Shiite Muslims in Bijar, Iran, mourn during the first ten days of the Islamic month of Muharram, the first month of the lunar-based Islamic calendar. On the tenth day, or Ashura, Shiites commemorate the martyrdom of Hussein, a grandson of Muhammad.

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