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Shiite Passion Play Debuts in Iraq

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Shiite Passion Play Debuts in Iraq

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Shiite Passion Play Debuts in Iraq

Shiite Passion Play Debuts in Iraq

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The martyrdom of Imam Hussein — the central passion play for Shia Muslims — is being portrayed on stage for the first time. Hussein as Revolutionary and Martyr has powerful religious and political significance in Iraq's changing political landscape. NPR's Deborah Amos reports.

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