Ashura across the Muslim world

Worshippers gather outside Imam Hussein shrine, seen in the background, to mark the Muslim religious tradition of Ashura, an important period of mourning for Shia's in Karbala.—Photo by AP
Worshippers gather outside Imam Hussein shrine, seen in the background, to mark the Muslim religious tradition of Ashura, an important period of mourning for Shia's in Karbala.—Photo by AP
A Turkish girl holds a chain as she mourns during an Ashura procession in Istanbul.—Photo by Reuters
A Turkish girl holds a chain as she mourns during an Ashura procession in Istanbul.—Photo by Reuters
Supporters of the Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council wave Iraqi national flags during an Ashura gathering in Baghdad, Iraq.—Photo by AP
Supporters of the Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council wave Iraqi national flags during an Ashura gathering in Baghdad, Iraq.—Photo by AP
Children re-enact the role of companions to Imam Hussein during the battle of Karbala, at the Imam Moussa al-Kadhim shrine during Ashura in Baghdad, Iraq.—Photo by AP
Children re-enact the role of companions to Imam Hussein during the battle of Karbala, at the Imam Moussa al-Kadhim shrine during Ashura in Baghdad, Iraq.—Photo by AP
Iranian women light candles during the "Chehel Manbar" (Forty Pulpits) ritual a day before Ashura, in the city of Khorramabad.—Photo by AFP
Iranian women light candles during the "Chehel Manbar" (Forty Pulpits) ritual a day before Ashura, in the city of Khorramabad.—Photo by AFP
Muslims pray at the shrine of Imam Hussein in Karbala during Ashura.—Photo by AFP
Muslims pray at the shrine of Imam Hussein in Karbala during Ashura.—Photo by AFP
Turkish women mourn during an Ashura procession in Istanbul.—Photo by Reuters
Turkish women mourn during an Ashura procession in Istanbul.—Photo by Reuters
Yemeni women mourners march during Ashura in Sanaa.—Photo by AFP
Yemeni women mourners march during Ashura in Sanaa.—Photo by AFP
Smeared with mud, a mourner takes part in a parade in preparation for the peak of the Ashura ceremony, near the shrine of Imam Hussein.—Photo by AFP
Smeared with mud, a mourner takes part in a parade in preparation for the peak of the Ashura ceremony, near the shrine of Imam Hussein.—Photo by AFP
Mourners practice religious rituals in preparation for the peak of the Ashura ceremony in Karbala.—Photo by AFP
Mourners practice religious rituals in preparation for the peak of the Ashura ceremony in Karbala.—Photo by AFP
A Shia Muslim pilgrim waves a huge flag at the Imam Hussein shrine during a ceremony marking Ashura in the holy city of Karbala.—Photo by AFP
A Shia Muslim pilgrim waves a huge flag at the Imam Hussein shrine during a ceremony marking Ashura in the holy city of Karbala.—Photo by AFP
Shia Muslim pilgrims gather at the Imam Hussein shrine during a ceremony at the start of Ashura in the holy city of Karbala some 80 kilometers southwest of Baghdad.—Photo by AFP
Shia Muslim pilgrims gather at the Imam Hussein shrine during a ceremony at the start of Ashura in the holy city of Karbala some 80 kilometers southwest of Baghdad.—Photo by AFP
Mourners gather outside the shrine of Imam Abbas early in Karbala during Ashura.—Photo by AFP
Mourners gather outside the shrine of Imam Abbas early in Karbala during Ashura.—Photo by AFP

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Umar
Nov 25, 2012 10:47am
SHAMA SE SHAMA JALE , SILSILA JARE RAHE , HUM RAHE YA NA RAHE , YE AZADARI RAHE ......