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Bearing the Flag
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Date: 18.08.2008 03:40
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Added by: Santanu Chakrabarti

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Date created: 19.01.2008
Byline: Santanu Chakrabarti
City: Kolkata
Country: India
Copyright Notice: Copyright (c) 2008 by Santanu Chakrabarti. All rights reserved.
State: West Bengal
Keywords: Kolkata, India, City life, Street photography, People, Place, Daily life, Culture, Asia
Caption: Muharram is one of the important religious ceremonies of Shiite Muslims. They take out a long procession on that occasion to mourn the martyrdom of Imam Hussain at Karbala. In the evening just before the day of procession one can find young men running past the neighbourhood carrying huge flags mounted at the head of a long bamboo pole. They dress themselve up in their best. In the procession the next day these flags would be carried before each group of the mourners.
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