Iraq: Shiites mark holy day in defiance of jihadists

November 4, 2014 6:32 PM

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Iraq: Shiites mark holy day in defiance of jihadists

Huge crowds of Shiites gathered in Iraq and Lebanon on Tuesday to mark a key holy day in defiance of jihadists from the Islamic State group.

Police and troops were out in force as hundreds of thousands of pilgrims massed in the Iraqi shrine city of Karbala to commemorate Ashura.

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