Ashura 2014: Devout Shia Muslims Mark Holy Day With Mass Self Flagellation Ceremonies

A Bangladeshi Shiite Muslim performs a fire-breathing act as he takes part in a religious procession on Ashura in Dhaka on November 15, 2013. Ashura mourns the death of Imam Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet Mohammed, who was killed by armies of the Yazid near Karbala in 680 AD. AFP Photo/Munir uz ZAMAN (Photo credit should read MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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