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Millions of Shiite Muslims head to Karbala to mark Arbaeen

Friday, 4 January 2013

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.

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  • Published: 23 days ago on Friday, 4 January 2013
  • By: Iran Daily Brief
  • Last Modified: January 4, 2013 @ 12:09 pm
  • Filed Under: International
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    • http://tinyurl.com/a5pqupq; http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=9107132683

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