Article Photos: At renovated Iraq shrine, Shiites mark a holy day 15/24

  Shiite Muslim worshippers weep as they beat themselves with chains to mark the Muslim festival of Ashoura, an important period of mourning for Shiites, outside Imam Abbas shrine, seen in the background, in Karbala, 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday Nov. 24, 2012. The festival of Ashoura commemorates the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad at the Battle of Karbala, Iraq, in the year A.D. 680. (AP Photo / Khalid Mohammed)