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UploadedOctober 11, 2007
TakenSeptember 30, 2007
ModelCanon EOS 350D DIGITAL
Exposure1/500 sec at f/2.5
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length35 mm
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October, 2007


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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9 responses

  • Noora

    Noora said (14 Oct 2007):

    it's mortadon not martyrdom .. interesting shot btw

  • Tanya Nagar

    Tanya Nagar said (14 Oct 2007):

    Hi Noora - I'm sorry, I don't know what you mean by 'mortadon'.
    'Martyrdom relates to Ali being the so-called martyr..

  • n

    n gave props (22 Oct 2007):

    ..disturbing indeed. Excellent work.

  • Steven Kumpf

    Steven Kumpf said (23 Oct 2007):

    I have to vote yeah... But old because religious zealots need to be shown for what they are.

  • Paige Rosalind

    Paige Rosalind said (25 Oct 2007):


  • Teresa Nabais

    Teresa Nabais said (30 Oct 2007):

    A big Yeah!!!!

  • Robert Larson

    Robert Larson (Deleted) said (28 Nov 2007):

    are those guys sporting iPod shuffles on arm bands?

  • Tanya Nagar

    Tanya Nagar said (30 Nov 2007):

    Robert - haha, that crossed my mind as well. : )

  • syedbuturabaskari abidi

    syedbuturabaskari abidi (Deleted) said (21 Jul 2009):

    Most honourable users plz plz dont use any offensive language about any religion or any practise carried out by the followers of that particular religion.Whenever u see a strange thing which you have'nt seen before like hitting one's own head/back by knife/sword/chain n shedding blood or beating one's chest/head/face with palm in the mourning of Hazrat Imam Hussain AS grandson of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad(Peace be upon him & his progeny).......plz be 100% neutral n deeply research why the Shia Muslims do so ?...

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