Shiite Muslim worshippers beat themselves inside the holy shrine of Imam Hussein to mark the Muslim festival of Arbaeen in Karbala, 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Jan. 3 , 2013. The holiday marks the end of the forty day mourning period after the anniversary of the 7th century martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the Prophet Muhammad's grandson. (AP Photo/ Hadi Mizban)
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