BAGHDAD, IRAQ - DECEMBER 01: Iraqi Shi'ite Muslims watch a parade marking the month of Muharram in preparation for the festival Ashura on December 1, 2011 in Baghdad, Iraq. Ashura marks the death of... more 
BAGHDAD, IRAQ - DECEMBER 01: Iraqi Shi'ite Muslims watch a parade marking the month of Muharram in preparation for the festival Ashura on December 1, 2011 in Baghdad, Iraq. Ashura marks the death of Prophet Muhammad's grandson the revered Imam Hussein in Karbala, Iraq 1,300 years ago. Shi'ite festivals were prohibited during the time of Sunni dictator Saddam Hussein's rule. Iraq is transitioning as the U.S. military continues its withdrawal from the country by the end of December following the war that began in 2003. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) less 
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