ISLAMABAD, Oct. 23, 2015 - Pakistani Shiite Muslims flagellate themselves during a Muharram procession to mark the Day of Ashura in Islamabad, capital of Pakistan, Oct. 23, 2015. The Day of Ashura, which falls on the tenth day of the holy month of Muharram in the Islamic calendar, is the day Shiite Muslims commemorate the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of Prophet Mohammed, who was killed and buried in Iraqi city of Karbala in 680 AD.

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Pakistani Shiite Muslims attend a Muharram procession to mark the Day of Ashura in Islamabad, capital of Pakistan, Oct. 23, 2015. Shiite Muslims mark Ashura, the tenth day of the holy month of Muharram, to commemorate the Battle of Karbala when Imam Hussein, a grandson of Prophet Muhammad, was killed.

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