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Muharram

Shiite Muslims perform a ritual of self-flagellation with razor blades in a Muharram procession in Calcutta, capital of eastern Indian state West Bengal on November, 25, 2012. They celebrate the religious festival of Ashura commemorations marking the seventh century killing of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Mohammed, in the Battle of Karbala in central Iraq. Ashura, meaning the tenth day in Arabic, is the tenth day of Muharam, the first month in the Islamic calendar.

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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 11.2012
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