Ashura

Fri Dec 17, 2010 8:50pm EST

1 of 34. A Shi'ite Muslim man flagellates himself during an Ashura procession in Mumbai, India December 17, 2010.

Credit: Reuters/Danish Siddiqui

Ashura, the most important day in the Shi'ite calendar, commemorates the death of Prophet Mohammad's grandson Imam Hussein in battle 1,300 years ago.

Comments (0)
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.