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Shia Pilgrimage

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Shia Pilgrimage

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NPR's Steve Inskeep reports on the massive Shia pilgrimage to commemorate Imam Hussein, grandson of the Prophet Mohammed killed in battle in the year 680 near Karbala, Iraq. The pilgrims are taking part in a religious observance that was banned under Saddam Hussein's regime.