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Starting at sunrise, devout Shiite Muslims listen to recitations of the story of the death of imam Hussein with many crying and beating themselves with closed fists. In the photo a man beats himself with knives in New Delhi, India
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Shiite Muslims around the world have commemorated the seventh-century murder of the prophet Mohammed's grandson by drawing blood.

Ashura marks the murder of Imam Hussein in a fight with the forces of Caliph Yazid in 680.

Starting at sunrise, devout Shiite Muslims listen to recitations of the story of the imam's death, with many crying and beating themselves with closed fists. Some also tear their heads or flag themselves with knives.

Every year some adults give their children a quick tap on the head with a knife or razor to get them involved in the ceremony.

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Starting at sunrise, devout Shiite Muslims listen to recitations of the story of the death of imam Hussein with many crying and beating themselves with closed fists. In the photo a man beats himself with knives in New Delhi, India

Starting at sunrise, devout Shiite Muslims listen to recitations of the story of the death of imam Hussein with many crying and beating themselves with closed fists. In the photo a man beats himself with knives in New Delhi, India

A man can be seen with scars on his back from earlier flagellations, who are lashing again during Ashura in Bangalore

A man can be seen with scars on his back from earlier flagellations, who are lashing again during Ashura in Bangalore

A man can be seen with scars on his back from earlier flagellations, who are lashing again during Ashura in Bangalore

Iraqi men are covered with blood after flagging themselves during the mourning procession

Iraqi men are covered with blood after flagging themselves during the mourning procession

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Iraqi men are covered with blood after flagging themselves during the mourning procession

A Shi'a Muslim flames himself during a procession on the tenth day of Muharram, marking the day of Ashura, in Quetta on September 10, 2019

A Shi'a Muslim flames himself during a procession on the tenth day of Muharram, marking the day of Ashura, in Quetta on September 10, 2019

A Shi'a Muslim flames himself during a procession on the tenth day of Muharram, marking the day of Ashura, in Quetta on September 10, 2019

The day of Ashura is commemorated worldwide by Shiite Muslims and marks the pinnacle of mourning rituals in the Muslim month of Muharram for the 7th-century murder of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Mohammed, in the battle of Karbala in 680 AD

The day of Ashura is commemorated worldwide by Shiite Muslims and marks the pinnacle of mourning rituals in the Muslim month of Muharram for the 7th-century murder of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Mohammed, in the battle of Karbala in 680 AD

The day of Ashura is commemorated worldwide by Shiite Muslims and marks the pinnacle of mourning rituals in the Muslim month of Muharram for the 7th-century murder of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Mohammed, in the battle of Karbala in 680 AD

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The mourning holiday takes place on the 10th day of Muharram, the first month and the month of mourning in the Islamic calendar.

Many countries spend the holidays, especially in parts of the world with a significant Shiite population, such as Iraq, India, Lebanon, Afghanistan and Bahrain.

The reason for the blood test is to show solidarity with the Hussein family and to express regret that the mourner could not be there to fight for the prophet's grandson.

They also try to express the emotions of sadness and repulsion against what Hussein & # 39; s killer Yazid stood for.

A Lebanese Shiite child is depicted with a bleaching forehead, as part of a mourning ritual, during a procession on the tenth day of the lunar month of Muharram marking the day of Ashura, in the southern Lebanese city of Nabatieh on September 10, 2019

A Lebanese Shiite child is depicted with a bleaching forehead, as part of a mourning ritual, during a procession on the tenth day of the lunar month of Muharram marking the day of Ashura, in the southern Lebanese city of Nabatieh on September 10, 2019

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A Lebanese Shiite child is depicted with a bleaching forehead, as part of a mourning ritual, during a procession on the tenth day of the lunar month of Muharram marking the day of Ashura, in the southern Lebanese city of Nabatieh on September 10, 2019

A Lebanese Shiite man cuts the brow of a woman with a razor, as part of a mourning ritual, during a procession on the tenth day of the lunar month Muharram marking the day of Ashura, in the southern Lebanese city of Nabatieh on September 10, 2019

A Lebanese Shiite man cuts the brow of a woman with a razor, as part of a mourning ritual, during a procession on the tenth day of the lunar month Muharram marking the day of Ashura, in the southern Lebanese city of Nabatieh on September 10, 2019

A Lebanese Shiite man cuts the brow of a woman with a razor, as part of a mourning ritual, during a procession on the tenth day of the lunar month Muharram marking the day of Ashura, in the southern Lebanese city of Nabatieh on September 10, 2019

This year's ceremony comes shortly after a series of confrontations between Hezbollah and Israel, including an exchange of cross-border fire at the beginning of the month.

This year's ceremony comes shortly after a series of confrontations between Hezbollah and Israel, including an exchange of cross-border fire at the beginning of the month.

This year's ceremony comes shortly after a series of confrontations between Hezbollah and Israel, including an exchange of cross-border fire at the beginning of the month.

The death of Hussein is where the schism between the Islamic community began and is one of the defining events between Sunni and Shiite Islam
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The death of Hussein is where the schism between the Islamic community began and is one of the defining events between Sunni and Shiite Islam

The death of Hussein is where the schism between the Islamic community began and is one of the defining events between Sunni and Shiite Islam

The death of Hussein is where the schism between the Islamic community began and is one of the defining events between the Sunnis and Shiite Islam.

Hussein's grave is located in the holy city of Kerbala in southern Iraq.

During this year's commemoration in the stronghold of Hezbollah in the southern suburbs of Beirut, Lebanon, the struggle of Imam Hussein – who according to Shi & # 39; ot died knowingly as a result of Yazid's forces – paralleled the & # 39; self-sacrifice & # 39; that many followers were willing to continue to defeat Israel.

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& # 39; We have taught Israel that our people are not weak, & # 39; cried the men during the procession, and at the same time beat their chest.

Shiite Muslim mourners flag themselves during a procession on the tenth day of Muharram marking the day of Ashura, in New Delhi on September 10, 2019

Shiite Muslim mourners flag themselves during a procession on the tenth day of Muharram marking the day of Ashura, in New Delhi on September 10, 2019

Shiite Muslim mourners flag themselves during a procession on the tenth day of Muharram marking the day of Ashura, in New Delhi on September 10, 2019

Shiite Muslims cut a child's forehead with a knife during a religious procession on the tenth day of Muharram's mourning period marking the day of Ashura in Hyderabad on September 10, 2019
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Shiite Muslims cut a child's forehead with a knife during a religious procession on the tenth day of Muharram's mourning period marking the day of Ashura in Hyderabad on September 10, 2019

Shiite Muslims cut a child's forehead with a knife during a religious procession on the tenth day of Muharram's mourning period marking the day of Ashura in Hyderabad on September 10, 2019

blood-covered Iraqi man is depicted with a sword during the mourning procession on the tenth day of Muharram marking the day of Ashura, in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on September 10, 2019

blood-covered Iraqi man is depicted with a sword during the mourning procession on the tenth day of Muharram marking the day of Ashura, in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on September 10, 2019

blood-covered Iraqi man is depicted with a sword during the mourning procession on the tenth day of Muharram marking the day of Ashura, in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on September 10, 2019

Although the scenes of Ashura are bloody, very few Shiite Muslims with a blood donation observe by waving.

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In some areas, blood drives from donation institutions replace traditional bloodletting.

During this year's holiday, at least 31 people died and another 100 were wounded Tuesday during the trial in the southern holy city of Kerbala in Iraq, in what an official in his imam Hussein shrine described as a rush.

The death toll issued by the Iraqi Ministry of Health was expected to increase, with at least 10 people in critical condition.

The ministry did not disclose how they were killed, but the shrine official told Reuters that the rush took place at the entrance to the ornate building.

Stampedes took place during processions in the past.

The ministry did not disclose how they were killed, but the shrine official told Reuters that the rush took place at the entrance to the ornate building.
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The ministry did not disclose how they were killed, but the shrine official told Reuters that the rush took place at the entrance to the ornate building.

The ministry did not disclose how they were killed, but the shrine official told Reuters that the rush took place at the entrance to the ornate building.

During this year's holiday, at least 31 people died and another 100 were wounded Tuesday during the trial in the southern holy city of Kerbala in Iraq, in what an official in his imam Hussein shrine described as a rush.

During this year's holiday, at least 31 people died and another 100 were wounded Tuesday during the trial in the southern holy city of Kerbala in Iraq, in what an official in his imam Hussein shrine described as a rush.

During this year's holiday, at least 31 people died and another 100 were wounded Tuesday during the trial in the southern holy city of Kerbala in Iraq, in what an official in his imam Hussein shrine described as a rush.

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