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Day In Pictures 12-5-11
Turkish Shiite women with chains take part in a religious procession held for Ashura in Istanbul on December 5, 2011. Ashura commemorates the killing of Imam Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet Mohammed, by armies of the caliph Yazid in 680 AD. Tradition holds that the revered imam was decapitated and his body mutilated in the Battle of Karbala.