Shiite faithful worshippers gather between the holy shrines of Imam Hussein and Imam Abbas during 'Muharram', an important period of mourning for Shiites in Karbala, Iraq, 80 kilometres south of Baghdad. Photo: AP Shiite faithful worshippers gather between the holy shrines of Imam Hussein and Imam Abbas during 'Muharram', an important period of mourning for Shiites in Karbala, Iraq, 80 kilometres south of Baghdad. Photo: AP
Shiite faithful worshippers gather between the holy shrines of Imam Hussein and Imam Abbas during 'Muharram', an important period of mourning for Shiites in Karbala, Iraq, 80 kilometres south of Baghdad. Photo: AP

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Shiite faithful worshippers gather between the holy shrines of Imam Hussein and Imam Abbas during 'Muharram', an important period of mourning for Shiites in Karbala, Iraq, 80 kilometres south of Baghdad. Photo: AP Shiite faithful worshippers gather between the holy shrines of Imam Hussein and Imam Abbas during 'Muharram', an important period of mourning for Shiites in Karbala, Iraq, 80 kilometres south of Baghdad. Photo: AP
Shiite faithful worshippers gather between the holy shrines of Imam Hussein and Imam Abbas during 'Muharram', an important period of mourning for Shiites in Karbala, Iraq, 80 kilometres south of Baghdad. Photo: AP
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