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Black-Clad Pilgrims Pack Iraq’s Karbala for Ashura

Huge crowds of black-clad Shiite Muslim pilgrims thronged the Iraqi shrine city of Karbala on Wednesday, weeping and beating their chests in mourning for the seventh century killing of the prophet’s grandson.

An Iraqi Shiite boy looks at his picture during the reenactment of the Battle of Karbala, as part of a parade in preparation for the peak of the mourning period of Ashura, on October 11, 2016 in Baghdad's northern district of Kadhimiya. The religious festival of Ashura, which includes a …