Shiite Muslim pilgrims flaggelate themselves in a mourning ritual during Ashura.

Video. Mourning ritual in Karbala ahead of Ashura

Shiite Muslims take part in a mourning ritual, ahead of Ashura, commemorating the seventh century killing of Prophet Mohammed's grandson Imam Hussein, in Iraq's holy city of Karbala.

Shiite Muslims take part in a mourning ritual, ahead of Ashura, commemorating the seventh century killing of Prophet Mohammed's grandson Imam Hussein, in Iraq's holy city of Karbala.

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