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Followers of Shiite Houthi group mark Ashura, an important period of mourning for Shiites, in Sanaa, Yemen, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. Ashura commemorates the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad at the Battle of Karbala, Iraq, in the year A.D. 680. Arabic on the red banner reads, “disgrace is far from us.” (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)