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Pilgrimage to Karbala

NPR's Steve Inskeep in Karbala reports on the arrival of tens of thousands of Muslim pilgrims who have gone to honor the Imam Hussein, grandson of the Prophet Mohammed, and one of the most revered figures in Shiite Islam. Some Shiite leaders have urged the pilgrims to use the occasion to demonstrate their opposition to the American military occupation of Iraq.

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Steve Inskeep is a host of NPR's Morning Edition, as well as NPR's morning news podcast Up First.
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