Shiite pilgrims pounding their hands during a major religious festival at the Imam Abbas shrine in Karbala, 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, July 5, 2012. The Shabaniyah ... more 
Shiite pilgrims pounding their hands during a major religious festival at the Imam Abbas shrine in Karbala, 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, July 5, 2012. 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
Fri, Jul 6, 2012 8:22 AM EDT