Pilgrims celebrate in Iraq

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Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Shi’ite pilgrims filled the shrine city of Kerbala for the climax of the Ashura rituals.

Those attending beat their chests to express mourning for the grandson of the Prophet Mohammad, Imam Hussein, who was allegedly killed in a battle 1300 years ago.

The event passed off with no major problems.