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Ashoura mourning is a ritual in Iran. On this day people pour clay and water (mud) on the their head and body to show their grief and mourning to Imam Hussein.

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Date Taken: 09.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: khoramabad, Iran
Copyright: © Sina Motamed Rad
Photo of the Day: 11.12.17
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