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Shiite Muslims celebrate Ashura with self flagellation

HORRIFYING images of Shiite Muslims whipping themselves with chains and blades in a new year ritual have emerged. By KATIE MANSFIELD The blood-soaked ceremony, which is part of the Ashura commemorations, sees hundreds take part in self-flagellation. The shocking images show young men taking knives to their heads and bodies in brutal acts of self-harm. […]
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