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Eddie Mair | 06:21 UK time, Friday, 27 August 2010

Here are some photos of the people and places in Hugh's report from Kerbala last night:

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"Seyed Murtada Qazwini, 82-year-old Shia cleric whose bodyguards chased away two potential assassins who tried to break into his home in Kerbala on August 11th.


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Seyed Murtada with his grandson Mothafar, who was with him in a car in 2006 when gunmen ambushed them. They shot Seyed Murtada in the arm and thigh.


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Seyed Murtada with a photograph of his father, who died in a Saddam Hussein gaol.

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Pallbearers a funeral at Imam Hussein mosque, Kerbala.


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Imam Hussein mosque

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Imam Abbas mosque, two hundred meters away from the Imam Hussein shrine. Worth Google Earthing Kerbala/Karbala for a staellite view of the shrine area.

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Inside Imam Hussein mosque

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Archway above the entrance to Imam Hussein's tomb, in the centre of the mosque.

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Mosque attendants

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Mosque attendants waiting for an Imam to chant verses from the Koran.


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Decoration on the entrance to Imam Hussein mosque.


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Children reading the Koran, Imam Hussein mosque


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Inside Imam Abbas mosque


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Golden minarets, Imam Abbas mosque

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Detail, Imam Abbas mosque.


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Families at Imam Abbas mosque.


And here are some smiles from this lovely friendly city":
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