Shiite festival draws millions of Iraqis (AP)

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<p><a href="*"><img src="" align="left" height="81" width="130" alt="Shiite pilgrims pray before dawn at a mosque named after Shiite Imam Al-Mahdial-Muntadhar, to mark his birth anniversary, in Karbala, 110 kilometers south of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday Sept. 9, 2006. About 4 million people were in Karbala for the festival observing the 15th day of Shaaban, the birthday of the 9th-century religious Shiite saint. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)" border="0" /></a>AP - Millions of Shiite pilgrims thronged the streets of Karbala on Saturday for a religious festival that ended peacefully amid tight security, while at least 15 violent deaths were reported elsewhere in Iraq.</p><br clear="all"/>