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"Mourning on muharram, in New Delhi, with self flagellation. Streams of blood flow from the mosque, as devotees mourn the death of Hussain. It marks the anniversary of the Battle of Karbala and is observed to mourn the death of Imam Husayn / Hussain / Hussein ibn ali, grandson of Prophet Muhammed / Mohammed. We present documentary footage here, for the purpose of religious documentation, and do not purport to pass judgment on the religious beliefs of others. We respect and credit the beliefs of all human beings, and are merely recording actual happenings around our lives.

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