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Shi’ites in Iraq mark Ashura amid tight security

Authorities in the southern Iraqi city of Kerbala tightened security on Tuesday as Iraqi Shi’ites began gathering for a religious event that suicide bombers turned into carnage two years ago. Thousands of police and soldiers have been deployed in the sacred city as a precaution against attacks like those that killed at least 171 Shi’ites in Kerbala and Baghdad in March 2004, as huge crowds gathered at the climax of Ashura. Full Story

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