Saturday, February 18, 2006
. . .is this really 2006?
Iraqi Shi'ites devotees perform self-flagellation near the Imam Hussein shrine in Kerbala, 70 miles south of Baghdad February 7, 2006. Hundreds of thousands of Shi'ites travel to the Iraqi city of Kerbala for Ashura each year to commemorate the death of Imam Hussein, one of Prophet Mohammad's grandsons who was buried there after he and his followers were massacred in 680 AD. REUTERS/Mushtaq Muhammad