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More Violence Aimed at Shiites Marking Ashoura

Ashoura, the holiest day on the Shiite Muslim calendar, is marred by violence aimed at Shiites marking the holiday. Tens of thousands march in a traditional procession to Karbala despite attacks that left at least 11 more dead. Suicide bombings took 35 lives in Iraq on Friday.

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