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Lebanese Shia Muslim men commemorating Ashura by beating and cutting their heads, which bleed profusely at a ceremony in Nabatiyeh (South Lebanon). Shi'ite Muslim men cut their heads with blades during a ceremony marking Ashura in Nabatieh, south Lebanon, December 27, 2009. Ashura is a Muslim custom and this particular act (cutting heads and beating their heads to make the blood flow). Shot by Austin Mackell - not for broadcast - to broadcast this footage, please contact Getty Images

Posted by Henry Peirse on February 11, 2010 at 9:16 AM 3344 Views

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