BAGHDAD, IRAQ - DECEMBER 06: A Shi'ite worshiper wears an Iraq scarf during an Ashura commemoration ceremony inside Kadhimiya shrine on December 6, 2011 in Baghdad, Iraq. Ashura marks the death of ... more 
BAGHDAD, IRAQ - DECEMBER 06: A Shi'ite worshiper wears an Iraq scarf during an Ashura commemoration ceremony inside Kadhimiya shrine on December 6, 2011 in Baghdad, Iraq. Ashura marks the death of Prophet Muhammad's grandson the revered Imam Hussein in Karbala, Iraq in 680 AD. Shi'ite festivals were prohibited during the time of Sunni dictator Saddam Hussein's rule. Iraq is transitioning nearly nine years after the 2003 U.S. invasion and subsequent occupation. American forces are now in the midst of the final stage of withdrawal from the war-torn country. According to the Iraq Body Count at least 4,485 U.S. military personnel have died in service in Iraq and more than 100,000 Iraqi civilians have died from war-related violence.(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) less 
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