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1. karbala, kerbala, kerbela

a city of central Iraq to the south of Baghdad; a holy city for Shiite Muslims because it is the site of the tomb of Mohammed's grandson who was killed there in 680

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a town in central Iraq: the chief holy city of Iraq and centre of Shia Muslim pilgrimage; burial place of Mohammed's grandson Husain. Pop: 460 000 (2005 est)

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A city of central Iraq south-southwest of Baghdad. It is a pilgrimage site for Shiite Muslims, who visit the tomb of Hussein, grandson of Muhammad.

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