KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - DECEMBER 27: Shiite Muslim men flay themselves with chains and blades during Ashura in Kabul, Afghanistan on December 27, 2009. Ashura is a 10 day period of mourning for Imam Hussein, the seven-century grandson of Prophet Mohammad who was killed in a battle in Karbala in Iraq, in 680 AD. (Photo by Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)