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Shia Muslims took to the streets of London in a self-flagellation ceremony to mark the "martyrdom of Ali, a cousin of Mohammed" as I was told, while standing alongside bemused members of the public.
They were chanting and beating their chests, both the old and young.
The chants were oddly hypnotic, and as I stood and took in what I was seeing, I became progressively shocked by this display, which I'd never expected to see in a Western city.
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