Friday, November 23, 2012


Blood drips from the nose of a Kashmiri Muslim boy while he flagellates his head during a Muharram procession in Srinagar, November 22, 2012.
REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli 
[Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar and "is one of the four sacred months of the year in which fighting is prohibited." Self-flagellation, in which some Shia Muslims indulge during Muharram, is apparently not considered fighting.]

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