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Kids and adults cut themselves in India

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A Kashmiri Shiite Muslim boy bleeds as he flagellates himself during a Muharram procession in Srinagar, India, on Tuesday, Dec. 14.

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Volunteers and fellow mourners carry a Kashmiri Shi'ite man after he fainted while flagellating himself with a knife during Muharram procession in Srinagar, India on Dec. 14. Muslims all over the world mourn the slaying of Imam Hussein, grandson of Prophet Mohammad, during the first ten days of the Islamic month of Muharram. Imam Hussein was killed by his political rivals along with 72 companions in the 7th century battle of Kerbala.