Al-Hindiya

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Al-Hindiya or Hindiya (Arabic: الهندية‎) is a city in Iraq on the Euphrates River. Nouri al Maliki went to school there in his younger days. Al-Hindiya is located in the Kerbala Governorate and is the seat of Al-Hindiya District. The city used to be known as Tuwairij (Arabic: طويريج‎), which gives name to the "Tuwairij run" (Arabic: ركضة طويريج‎) that takes place here every year as part of the Mourning of Muharram on the Day of Ashura.[1]

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  1. ^ "1 million pilgrims perform Tuwairij rush in Karbala". Aswat al-Iraq. 27 December 2009. Retrieved 9 December 2010. 

Coordinates: 32°32′39″N 44°13′11″E / 32.54417°N 44.21972°E / 32.54417; 44.21972