Bahraini anti-government protesters, seen through a window, walk past religious flags during clashes with riot police firing tear gas and shotguns in the western village of Karzakan, Bahrain, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)
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Senior Shiite Bahraini clerics criticized the removal of Ashura banners raised to commemorate the anniversary of the death of Prophet Mohammad's grandson, saying the move amounted to an infringement on a tradition dating back hundreds of years.Bahrain's security chief has said that security forces were trying to protect the ceremonies and at the same time ensure that banners were placed in designated areas.Shiite Muslims organize wake houses and display black banners of mourning in the days leading to Ashura, the anniversary of the death of Prophet Mohammad's grandson, Imam Hussein in battle in Iraq some 1,400 years ago.
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