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Blasts Kill Scores at Iraqi Shia Shrines

A series of explosions rips through crowds at Shia shrines in Baghdad and the holy city of Karbala, killing scores of people celebrating Ashoura, one of the holiest days in Shia Islam. Authorities do not yet know who is behind the attacks. Hear NPR's Ivan Watson and NPR's Steve Inskeep.

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Ivan Watson
Ivan Watson is currently based in Istanbul, Turkey. Following the 9-11 terrorist attacks, he has served as one of NPR's foreign "firemen," shuttling to and from hotspots around the Middle East and Central Asia.
Steve Inskeep is a host of NPR's Morning Edition, as well as NPR's morning news podcast Up First.