Family members cry with pride as an Iraqi Shiite Muslim nearly finishes a crawl to the Imam Hussein mosque April 21, 2003, in Karbala, Iraq. Millions of Shia Muslims have flocked to the holy city of Karbala for a holiday week that commemorates the end of the mourning period for the death of Imam Hussein. Crawling to the city, sometimes for dozens of miles, is a way to show homage and respect to the saint.

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