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Ashura 2017: Millions of Shia Muslims mark the day of Ashura in Karbala + photos

Day of Ashura is the culmination of a  ten day annual mourning period in the lunar month of Muharram for the prophet Muhammad’s grandson who was the third Shia Imam.

Today was the day of Ashura in 2017. On Sunday, hundreds of thousands of pilgrims, traveling from worldwide descended on Karbala, to the holy shrine of Imam Hussain (PBUH) with officials putting their numbers at more than 3 million.

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Ashura 2017: Shia Muslims mark the day of Ashura in front of the holy shrine of Imam Hussain in Karbala

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Ashura

Shia Muslims dressed in black, mourn for the martyrdom of Imam Hussain who was beheaded violently in thirsts and his body was left on the land, with horses running on him… All 72 of his men including his sons and families had already been beheaded one by one in front of his eyes. Read More…