It's that time again. Ashoura "Festival." Remember last year, click here? I expect this to be all the rage in Hollywood shortly, cutting in a big way - Insane Fonda, Penn, Sarandon - this is one rally they ought to be leading.
Pakistani Shiite Muslim beats himself with chains to mourn the death of his spiritual leader Imam Hussein, grandson of Prophet Mohammad in Lahore.
Afghan Shiite Muslim flagellate themselves with knives during the muharram procession in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Muslims across the Islamic world took part Monday in the religious festival of Ashoura, marked by fasting and bloody mourning rituals for the death of Prophet Mohammad's grandson Imam Hussein.
Speaking at a mosque in the capital, Afghan President Hamid Karzai spoke of the significance of Ashoura: "This day teaches us about resistance and to fight for our rights, even if we are weak and not armed with weapons."
Ashoura, or 10th day of the lunar month of Muharram, is marked by Muslims as a whole with a day of fasting that commemorates the day Noah left the Ark, and the day that Moses was saved from the Egyptians by God.
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