Shia Muslims Celebrate Ashura in Yangon : News Photo

Shia Muslims Celebrate Ashura in Yangon

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YANGON, MYANMAR - NOVEMBER 25: Bloodied scars mark the chest of a man as Shia muslims mark the Day of Ashura, striking themselves till they are bloody with razors and chains November 25, 2012 in Yangon, Myanmar. The day of Ashura is a national holiday held on the 10th day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar, with men beating themselves as they mourn the martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad. There are approximately 20,000 Shia muslims in Myanmar. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
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YANGON, MYANMAR - NOVEMBER 25: Bloodied scars mark the chest of a man as Shia muslims mark the Day of Ashura, striking themselves till they are bloody with razors and chains November 25, 2012 in Yangon, Myanmar. The day of Ashura is a national holiday held on the 10th day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar, with men beating themselves as they mourn the martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad. There are approximately 20,000 Shia muslims in Myanmar. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
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