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TEHRAN (FNA)- Shiite Muslims once again gathered this year during the lunar month of Muharram to commemorate the martyrdom of their third Imam, Imam Hossein (AS), under strict anti-coronavirus health protocols. Panegyrists sang eulogies to the praying worshipers in ceremonies held across Iran under social distancing guidelines, as workers disinfected the participants' hands at the entrance. [VIDEO]
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