Gruesome pictures show bloody self-flagellation tradition as Muslims mark Ashura



epa05577967 Kashmiri Shiite Muslims flagellate themselves as they take part in a religious procession held on the seventh day of Islamic month of Muharram, in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, 09 October 2016. Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, is observed around the world for 10 days of mourning in remembrance of the martyrdom of Imam Husain, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad. EPA/FAROOQ KHAN
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Young men are pictured bleeding heavily after taking part in a brutal Islamic self-flagellation ceremony.

Shocking images taken in India and Afghanistan show the tradition, which some Shiite Muslims take part in to mourn the death of the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson.

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