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Karbala Governorate ( ) is a province in the nation of Iraqmarker. The capital is the city of Karbalamarker, a holy city for Shi'ite Muslims; it houses the shrine of Imam Hussein (AS), a heavily revered figure in Shi'ite Islam. Shi'ite Muslim pilgrims from Iranmarker, Afghanistanmarker and Pakistanmarker and Indiamarker flood into the city to visit the shrine. Karbala is also the 8th of Iraq's 18 governates to be handed over by Coalition forces to full Iraqi government control.

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  1. " US turns security for Karbala over to Iraqi forces". Wikinews, October 29, 2007.

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