Iraqi Shiite Muslim pilgrims march along the main highway that links the Iraqi capital Baghdad with the central shrine city of Karbala on December 31, 2012, to take part in the Arbaeen religious festival which mraks the 40th day after Ashura commemorating the seventh century killing of Prophet Mohammed's grandson, Imam Hussein. A series of bombings across Iraq killed at least 12 people on the sidelines of upcoming major commemoration ceremonies, including three policemen, and wounded more than 40, officials said. AFP PHOTO/ ALI AL-SAADI
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Iraqi Shiite Muslim pilgrims take part in friday prayers at the shrine of Imam Abbas in Karbala, 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Baghdad on December 12, 2014, ahead of the Arbaeen religious festival which marks the 40th day after Ashura commemorating the seventh century killing of Prophet Mohammed's grandson, Imam Hussein. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED SAWAF
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Shi'ite people gather at Imam Hussein shrine during the Arba'een ceremony in the holy city of Karbala, southern Iraq on December 12, 2014. Hundreds of Shiite worshippers attend religious festival ceremonies in Karbala on the anniversary of the 40th day after the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, grandson of Prophet Mohammad who was killed in the Battle of Karbala in 681AD.
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A Muslim Shiite pilgrim carries a religious flag displaying Imam Hussein in Baghdad, on December 8, 2014, as they walk to Karbala for the Arbaeen religious festival. Arbaeen marks the 40th day after Ashura which commemorates the seventh century killing of Prophet Mohammed's grandson, Imam Hussein. AFP PHOTO / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE