KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - DECEMBER 16: Afghan Shia muslims mark the Day of Ashura by striking themselves with knives till they become bloody, on December 16, 2010 in Kabul, Afghanistan. The day of Ashura ... more 
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - DECEMBER 16: Afghan Shia muslims mark the Day of Ashura by striking themselves with knives till they become bloody, on December 16, 2010 in Kabul, Afghanistan. The day of Ashura is a national holiday on the 10th day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar. Men take part in a ritual beating of themselves as they mourn the martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad. (Photo by Paula Bronstein /Getty Images) less 
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