Millions of Muslims are heading to Karbala to commemorate the religious ceremony of Arbaeen, which marks the 40th day following the martyrdom of the third Shiite Imam Al-Hussein. Iraqi authorities have tightened security as millions of Shiite pilgrims from all over the world are gradually arriving in the holy city, 80 kilometers south of Baghdad.
Millions of Shiite Muslims head to Karbala to mark Arbaeen
- Published: 23 days ago on Friday, 4 January 2013
- By: Iran Daily Brief
- Last Modified: January 4, 2013 @ 12:09 pm
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