Reporting from Baghdad— The balding head of Hamid Hussein had been sliced
open with a sword. Bright scarlet blood flowed down his sunburned face,
trickling down and staining the white robes worn by his 5-year-old son,
It was a momentous day for father and son. They were observing Ashura,
the annual religious holiday when Shiite Muslims display penance and
mourning with self-inflicted wounds to commemorate the 7th century
martyrdom of Imam Hussein, a grandson of the prophet Muhammad.
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