In this photo taken Saturday, July 16, 2011, Shiite pilgrims gather in Karbala, 80 kilometers (50 miles) south of Baghdad, Iraq. The Shabaniyah festival marks the birth of Mohammed al-Mahdi, the 12th ... more 
In this photo taken Saturday, July 16, 2011, Shiite pilgrims gather in Karbala, 80 kilometers (50 miles) south of Baghdad, Iraq. The Shabaniyah festival marks the birth of Mohammed al-Mahdi, the 12th Shiite imam who disappeared in the 9th century. (AP Photo/ Hadi Mizban) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Hadi Mizban
Sun, Jul 17, 2011 12:54 PM EDT