Iraq

Shi'ites brave crisis, bombs for Iraq pilgrimage

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  • Streets of Iraqi capital filled with pilgrims

  • Thousands of Iranians crossing every day

  • Iraq political crisis no deterrant to walkers

By Mohammed Ameer and Aref Mohammed

BAGHDAD/SHALAMCHA CROSSING, Iraq, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Shi'ite Muslims are pouring into Iraq's holy city of Kerbala, despite having become the main targets of a bombing campaign that followed the withdrawal of U.S. troops last month.

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