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Shiite Passion Play Debuts in Iraq

The martyrdom of Imam Hussein -- the central passion play for Shia Muslims -- is being portrayed on stage for the first time. Hussein as Revolutionary and Martyr has powerful religious and political significance in Iraq's changing political landscape. NPR's Deborah Amos reports.

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Deborah Amos covers the Middle East for NPR News. Her reports can be heard on NPR's award-winning Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition.

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