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Muharram processions in India

Shi'ite Muslims are seen through the window pane of a parked car as they gather to receive free drinking water during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Delhi,  October 24, 2015.  REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

Shi'ite Muslims are seen through the window pane of a parked car as they gather to receive free drinking water during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Delhi, October 24, 2015. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

Shi'ite Muslims are seen through the window pane of a parked car as they gather to receive free drinking water during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Delhi, October 24, 2015. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee
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A man performs with fire during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Ahmedabad, October 24, 2015. A REUTERS/Amit Dave

A man performs with fire during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Ahmedabad, October 24, 2015. A REUTERS/Amit Dave

A man performs with fire during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Ahmedabad, October 24, 2015. A REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Shi'ite Muslim mourners beat their chests during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Delhi, October 24, 2015. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

Shi'ite Muslim mourners beat their chests during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Delhi, October 24, 2015. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

Shi'ite Muslim mourners beat their chests during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Delhi, October 24, 2015. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee
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Shi'ite Muslim mourners beat their chests during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Delhi, October 24, 2015. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

Shi'ite Muslim mourners beat their chests during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Delhi, October 24, 2015. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

Shi'ite Muslim mourners beat their chests during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Delhi, October 24, 2015. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee
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Shi'ite Muslim women mourn during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Delhi, October 24, 2015.  REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

Shi'ite Muslim women mourn during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Delhi, October 24, 2015. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

Shi'ite Muslim women mourn during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Delhi, October 24, 2015. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee
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Shi'ite Muslim women mourn during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Delhi, October 24, 2015. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

Shi'ite Muslim women mourn during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Delhi, October 24, 2015. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

Shi'ite Muslim women mourn during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Delhi, October 24, 2015. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee
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Shi'ite Muslims mourn during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Delhi, October 24, 2015. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

Shi'ite Muslims mourn during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Delhi, October 24, 2015. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

Shi'ite Muslims mourn during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Delhi, October 24, 2015. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee
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Shi'ite Muslim mourners beat their chests during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Delhi, October 24, 2015. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

Shi'ite Muslim mourners beat their chests during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Delhi, October 24, 2015. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

Shi'ite Muslim mourners beat their chests during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Delhi, October 24, 2015. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee
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Shi'ite Muslim mourners beat their chests as women watch a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Srinagar, October 24, 2015. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Shi'ite Muslim mourners beat their chests as women watch a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Srinagar, October 24, 2015. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Shi'ite Muslim mourners beat their chests as women watch a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Srinagar, October 24, 2015. REUTERS/Danish Ismail
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Shi'ite Muslim boys flagellate themselves during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Srinagar, October 24, 2015. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Shi'ite Muslim boys flagellate themselves during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Srinagar, October 24, 2015. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Shi'ite Muslim boys flagellate themselves during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Srinagar, October 24, 2015. REUTERS/Danish Ismail
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A Shi'ite Muslim boy shouts religious slogans after flagellating himself during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Srinagar, October 24, 2015. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

A Shi'ite Muslim boy shouts religious slogans after flagellating himself during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Srinagar, October 24, 2015. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

A Shi'ite Muslim boy shouts religious slogans after flagellating himself during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Srinagar, October 24, 2015. REUTERS/Danish Ismail
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A Shi'ite Muslim flagellates himself during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Bengaluru, October 24, 2015. REUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa

A Shi'ite Muslim flagellates himself during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Bengaluru, October 24, 2015. REUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa

A Shi'ite Muslim flagellates himself during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Bengaluru, October 24, 2015. REUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa
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Shi'ite Muslims flagellate themselves during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Kolkata, October 24, 2015.  REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Shi'ite Muslims flagellate themselves during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Kolkata, October 24, 2015. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Shi'ite Muslims flagellate themselves during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Kolkata, October 24, 2015. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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A Shi'ite Muslim walks over burning coal during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Bengaluru, October 24, 2015. REUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa

A Shi'ite Muslim walks over burning coal during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Bengaluru, October 24, 2015. REUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa

A Shi'ite Muslim walks over burning coal during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Bengaluru, October 24, 2015. REUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa
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