Ashura

An Iraqi youth makes a belt especially for the annual Shiite Muslim commemoration of Ashura with the saying embossed in Arabic that reads, "Labaik ya Hussein" or " In your service Hussein", referring to the grandson of the Prophet Mohammed, at a work shop in Baghdad on November 4, 2013.

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An Iraqi youth in a Baghdad workshop makes a belt for the annual Shia Muslim commemoration of Ashura. The Arabic embossment reads ‘In your service, Hussein’, referring to the grandson of the Prophet Mohammed.

Members of the robot rock band Z-Machines, guitarist Mach, keyboardist Cosmo and drummer Ashura perform during the band's debut live concert in Tokyo...Members of the robot rock band Z-Machines, guitarist Mach (C), keyboardist Cosmo (L) and drummer Ashura perform during the band's debut live concert in Tokyo June 24, 2013. Three robot rockers took to the stage in Tokyo on Monday to perform three songs, including one in collaboration with Japanese pop girl duo Amoyamo, to a crowd of nearly 100 people.

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Robot rock band Z-Machines performs during the band’s debut concert in Tokyo. Guitarist Mach (centre), keyboardist Cosmo (left) and drummer Ashura took to the stage in Tokyo on Monday to perform three songs, including one in collaboration with Japanese pop girl duo Amoyamo, to a crowd of almost 100 people.