20 million people in Karbala for Arbaeen 2014

According to the news of today, the estimated number of pilgrims flocking to the holy city of Karbala for Arbaeen 2014 was said to hit 20 million.

Arbaeen 2014

Arbaeen night – 12th December 2014 in Karbala

Arbaeen 2014

Arbaeen 2014 – in Karbala

More pilgrims from around the world are pouring into Karbala to commemorate the religious ceremony, which marks the 40th day after the anniversary of martyrdom of Prophet Mohammad’s grandson, Imam Hossein (PBUH).

Arbaeen 2014

Arbaeen 2014 – Walking to Karbala

Arbaeen 2014

Arbaeen 2014 – Walking to Karbala

Black-clad pilgrims are walking toward Karbala, where they will take part in the mourning ceremonies around Imam Hossein’s holy shrine.

Arbaeen 2014

Arbaeen 2014

Arbaeen 2014

Arbaeen night – 12th December 2014 in Karbala

According to Iraqi authorities, some 17 million people have already arrived in the holy city and a three million more are expected for Saturday.

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