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In Photos: Test of faith as devotees mark Ashoura in Pakistan

AP

Published : Sep 25, 2018, 8:47 am IST
Updated : Jul 6, 2019, 3:32 pm IST
Ashoura is marked on the tenth day of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar. (Photos: AP)
Ashoura is marked on the tenth day of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar. (Photos: AP)
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A Shiite Muslim boy flagellates himself with knives on chains during a Muharram procession, in Islamabad, Pakistan.
A Shiite Muslim boy flagellates himself with knives on chains during a Muharram procession, in Islamabad, Pakistan.
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Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, is a month of mourning in remembrance of the death of Hussein.
Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, is a month of mourning in remembrance of the death of Hussein.
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Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, died at the Battle of Karbala in present-day Iraq in the 7th century.
Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, died at the Battle of Karbala in present-day Iraq in the 7th century.
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In Sunni Islam, Ashura also marks the day that Moses and the Israelites were saved from Pharaoh by God creating a path in the Sea, and is the Islamic equivalent to Yom Kippur.
In Sunni Islam, Ashura also marks the day that Moses and the Israelites were saved from Pharaoh by God creating a path in the Sea, and is the Islamic equivalent to Yom Kippur.
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Shiite Muslims beat their chests during a procession to mark Ashoura in Quetta, Pakistan.
Shiite Muslims beat their chests during a procession to mark Ashoura in Quetta, Pakistan.
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Pakistani soldiers march ahead of a procession to mark Ashoura as security is beefed up in Karachi.
Pakistani soldiers march ahead of a procession to mark Ashoura as security is beefed up in Karachi.
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The death of Imam al-Hussein is considered by the Shia community as a symbol of humanity's struggle against injustice, tyranny and oppression.
The death of Imam al-Hussein is considered by the Shia community as a symbol of humanity's struggle against injustice, tyranny and oppression.
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The primary rituals and observances on Ashoura consist of public expressions of mourning.
The primary rituals and observances on Ashoura consist of public expressions of mourning.
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