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    The martyrdom of Hazrat Iman Hussain...grandson of the prophet Mohammed......was celebrated by Muslims in many?

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    GV Procession & crowd
    SV Mourners lashing bodies until blood appears (3 shots)
    SCU Horse, Zul Jinnah
    SV People in procession beating bodies, self-inflicting cuts on the body
    GV Procession & crowd

    Initials SGM/0010 SGM/0055
    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The martyrdom of Hazrat Iman Hussain...grandson of the prophet Mohammed......was celebrated by Muslims in many countries on Saturday (26 Feb) which was the tenth day of the lunar month Moharram. In Karachi a procession of the faithful along Bunder Road commemorated the martyrdom, 70 miles from Baghdad, over 1300 years ago in the Muslim year "61 Hijrah". During the procession many taking part beat themselves on their chests in grief. This act, called Matam, is often continued until wounds are inflicted on the body.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB6PQ3Y7QUHV22I4Y6T4AUFVAL
    Media URN:
    VLVAB6PQ3Y7QUHV22I4Y6T4AUFVAL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/02/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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