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A little girl prepares to have her scalp slashed open while children smear themselves with their own BLOOD during Islamic ceremony mourning death of the Prophet's grandson

A little girl prepares to have her scalp slashed open while children smear themselves with their own BLOOD during Islamic ceremony mourning death of the Prophet's grandson

Country: 
India
News Date: 
12/10/2016
Lancastrian
Summary: 
  • WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT
  • Young Shia Muslim girl looks lost as her head is held still in preparation for the knife in the Ashura festival
  • Other pictures show men and boys covered in blood after slashing themselves with razorblades and knives
  • The tradition of blood-letting in the run up to Ashura is seen by some as a way of washing away their sins