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Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Shi'ites reach Baghdad shrine

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: A major Shi'ite pilgrimage to a Baghdad shrine passed peacefully on its final day on Sunday, having been marred by violence three days earlier when a series of bombs killed dozens of pilgrims. The pilgrims thronged the shrine in the Kadhimiya district, beating their heads and chests, and carrying the symbolic coffin of Imam al-Kadhim, one of Shi'ite Islam's 12 imams. Thirty-two people were killed in three attacks on Shi'ite Muslim pilgrims walking in Baghdad on Thursday evening ahead of a major religious holiday, police and medical sources said. The attackers defied a shutdown of major roadways for Shi'ite religious faithful, who were heading to the Imam Kadhim shrine in Kadhimiya in western Baghdad to commemorate the death of the Shi'ite saint in 799.

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