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Lebanese City's Shia Mark Holy Day With Ritual Bloodletting

As streams of blood trickled down the streets of the southern Lebanese town of Nabatieh, Shi'ite muslims commemorating the holy day of Ashura gathered to reflect on the roots of their faith. Across the world, millions of Shi'ites on Wednesday the Prophet Muhammad's grandson Hussein, whose death in battle in 680 marked a schism in Islam that has persisted to this day. Likewise, believers across Lebanon took to the streets, dressed in black as a sign of mourning. Numbers...

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