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Photo of the Day: What in the world?

Update: The correct answer to this was Lahore, Pakistan, where Shi’ite Muslim men take part in a religious procession ahead of the Ashura festival. The horse is symbolically represented in Ashura ceremonies as Imam Hussein’s horse Zuljina. Ashura, which falls on the 10th day of the Islamic month of Muharram, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of Prophet Mohammad, who was killed in the 7th century battle of Kerbala.

If you like horses, this one might be just up your alley. In the photo below, men are trying to touch a horse, considered sacred and a harbinger of good luck.

But, what in the world? Tell us where the photo is from and its context.

Men try to touch a sacred horse for good luck. (Mohsin Raza/Reuters)

Googling for hints is injurious to your intelligence.

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Anup Kaphle is the Post's digital foreign editor. He has an M.S. degree in journalism from Columbia University. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.


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