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 Muharram: 

No, this is not a scene from Dante's Inferno. These are Shiite Pilgrims Worshipping at Karbala Shrine

 

After the fall of Saddam, the Iraqi Shiites are exercising their freedom to practice their faith.

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The mourners bleed after beating themselves with chains. The real motivation of these shows of piety, is to impress the young women watching from above with one's religiosity. 

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What does this have to dowith spirituality? 

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Is this macabre ritual really the religion of God? 

 

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