Bahraini officials apologize after police taking down Shiite banners for Ashoura sparks clash

October 20, 2015 2:44 PM

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Bahraini officials apologize after police taking down Shiite banners for Ashoura sparks clash

Bahraini women tend to a young man overcome by tear gas during clashes with riot police in the western village of Karzakan, Bahrain, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015. Clashes erupted after police began removing street decorations for the Shiite religious occasion of Ashura, a 10-day mourning period for an early Shiite saint. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali) (The Associated Press)

Bahraini women take cover from police tear gas and shotgun fire in a stairwell during clashes in the western village of Karzakan, Bahrain, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015. Clashes erupted after police began removing street decorations for the Shiite religious occasion of Ashura, a 10-day mourning period for ...

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