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Kerbela

[kur-buh-luh] /ˈkɜr bə lə/
noun
1.
a town in central Iraq: holy city of the Shiʿite sect.
Also, Karbala.
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Karbala

/ˈkɑːbələ/
noun
1.
a town in central Iraq: the chief holy city of Iraq and centre of Shiah Muslim pilgrimage; burial place of Mohammed's grandson Husain. Pop: 460 000 (2005 est)

Kerbela

/ˈkɜːbələ/
noun
1.
a variant of Karbala
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Encyclopedia Article for Kerbela

city, capital of Karbala' muhafazah (governorate), central Iraq. One of Shi'ite Islam's foremost holy cities, it lies 55 miles (88 km) southwest of Baghdad, with which it is connected by rail

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