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A boy whipped himself with blades among crowd in Lahore during Ashura ritual. It is a remembrance to death of Hussain ibn Ali, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad, in the battle of Karbala. Ashura is mostly remembered by the Shia Muslims, even though in Pakistan it’s also an important religious holy day for the majority Sunnis.

Lahore, Pakistan, 2006

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