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Lebanese Shi’ites Say Ashura March Is Act of ‘Defiance’

Lebanese Shi'ite Muslims marked the Ashura religious commemoration in mass rallies Tuesday, mourning the beheading of the grandson of Islam's Prophet Muhammad 13 centuries ago. At a march in Beirut’s southern suburbs, mourners said this year they came out in huge numbers in defiance of Sunni militant groups that seek to slaughter them. Crowds in this predominantly Shi’ite area wear black as they sit outside in a soft rain, praying and weeping.   Hussain Ibn Ali, grandson of...

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