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January 24, 2011

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Shiite pilgrims are seen in Karbala, 50 miles south of Baghdad, Iraq, on Jan. 23, as faithful flock to the holy city for Arbaeen, marking the end of the 40-day mourning period after the anniversary of the 7th century martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the prophet Muhammad's grandson.

PHOTO: Ahmed al-Husseini/AP

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