Shiite pilgrims gather at the Imam Abbas shrine for a major religious festival in Karbala, 80 kilometers (50 miles) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, July 16, 2011. The Shabaniyah festival marks the ... more 
Shiite pilgrims gather at the Imam Abbas shrine for a major religious festival in Karbala, 80 kilometers (50 miles) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, July 16, 2011. 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
Sat, Jul 16, 2011 11:43 AM EDT