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In pictures: Muslims across the world commemorate Youm-i-Ashur

Shia communities across the Muslim world on Tuesday commemorated the death of Imam Hussain.
Updated 12 Oct, 2016 05:33pm

Shia communities across the Muslim world on Tuesday commemorated the death of Imam Hussain on Ashura, the 10th day of Muharram.

Imam Hussain was martyred along with members of his family during the Battle of Karbala that took place in 61 A.H. in modern-day Southern Iraq.

In Iraq, Afghanistan and Iran, children and adults participate in reenactments of the Battle of Karbala by wearing armour and mounting horses.

In India-held Kashmir, restrictions have been placed on processions marking Ashura as part of a severe crackdown on dissent by Indian forces anxious to quell anti-India protests in the region.


PAKISTAN

Mourners pay respects to Zul-Jinnah, a horse symbolising the horse Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) used to fight against his enemy in Karbala. ─ AP
Mourners pay respects to Zul-Jinnah, a horse symbolising the horse Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) used to fight against his enemy in Karbala. ─ AP

Mourners during a Muharram procession in Lahore. ─ AP
Mourners during a Muharram procession in Lahore. ─ AP

Children attending a Muharram procession at Anarkali market in Lahore. ─ APP
Children attending a Muharram procession at Anarkali market in Lahore. ─ APP

Mourners hold religious flags as they march in a procession on Muharram 8 in Karachi. ─ AFP
Mourners hold religious flags as they march in a procession on Muharram 8 in Karachi. ─ AFP

Pakistani security personnel march on the eighth day of Muharram in Rawalpindi. ─ AFP
Pakistani security personnel march on the eighth day of Muharram in Rawalpindi. ─ AFP

Policemen escort a procession in Karachi on Muharram 8. ─ AFP
Policemen escort a procession in Karachi on Muharram 8. ─ AFP


INDIA

Mourners take part in a Muharram procession in Ahmedabad, India. ─ Reuters
Mourners take part in a Muharram procession in Ahmedabad, India. ─ Reuters

Women mourn as they watch a Muharram procession in Ahmedabad, India. ─ Reuters
Women mourn as they watch a Muharram procession in Ahmedabad, India. ─ Reuters


INDIA-HELD KASHMIR

A Kashmiri mourner shouts slogans as Indian policemen attempt to stop a Muharram procession during a curfew in downtown Srinagar. ─ Reuters
A Kashmiri mourner shouts slogans as Indian policemen attempt to stop a Muharram procession during a curfew in downtown Srinagar. ─ Reuters

Mourners shout slogans as they are stopped by the Indian policemen while trying to participate in a Muharram procession during a curfew in Srinagar. ─ Reuters
Mourners shout slogans as they are stopped by the Indian policemen while trying to participate in a Muharram procession during a curfew in Srinagar. ─ Reuters

A Kashmiri man kicks a tear gas shell fired by Indian policemen to disperse the mourners as they try to participate in a Muharram procession during a curfew in downtown Srinagar. ─ Reuters
A Kashmiri man kicks a tear gas shell fired by Indian policemen to disperse the mourners as they try to participate in a Muharram procession during a curfew in downtown Srinagar. ─ Reuters

Kashmiri mourners shout religious and pro-freedom slogans as Indian policemen stop them from participating in a Muharram procession during curfew in Srinagar. ─ AP
Kashmiri mourners shout religious and pro-freedom slogans as Indian policemen stop them from participating in a Muharram procession during curfew in Srinagar. ─ AP

Kashmiri mourners shout religious and pro-freedom slogans as Indian policemen stop them from participating in a Muharram procession during curfew in Srinagar. ─ AP
Kashmiri mourners shout religious and pro-freedom slogans as Indian policemen stop them from participating in a Muharram procession during curfew in Srinagar. ─ AP


IRAQ

Iraqi mourners take part in commemorations marking the mourning period of Ashura in the holy city of Karbala. ─ AFP
Iraqi mourners take part in commemorations marking the mourning period of Ashura in the holy city of Karbala. ─ AFP

Worshippers gather during Muharram in Karbala. ─ AP
Worshippers gather during Muharram in Karbala. ─ AP

Iraqi men take part in commemorations marking the mourning period of Ashura in the southern city of Basra. ─ AFP
Iraqi men take part in commemorations marking the mourning period of Ashura in the southern city of Basra. ─ AFP

Iraqi mourners perform the reenactment of the Battle of Karbala as part of a parade in preparation for the peak of the mourning period of Ashura in Baghdad's northern district of Kadhimiya. ─ AFP
Iraqi mourners perform the reenactment of the Battle of Karbala as part of a parade in preparation for the peak of the mourning period of Ashura in Baghdad's northern district of Kadhimiya. ─ AFP

Iraqi mourners take part in commemorations marking Ashura in Karbala. ─ AFP
Iraqi mourners take part in commemorations marking Ashura in Karbala. ─ AFP

Iraqi mourners take part in commemorations marking Ashura in Karbala. ─ AFP
Iraqi mourners take part in commemorations marking Ashura in Karbala. ─ AFP

Iraqi mourners perform during the reenactment of the Battle of Karbala in Baghdad's northern district of Kadhimiya. ─ AFP
Iraqi mourners perform during the reenactment of the Battle of Karbala in Baghdad's northern district of Kadhimiya. ─ AFP

Iraqi mourners take part in commemorations marking Ashura in Karbala. ─ AFP
Iraqi mourners take part in commemorations marking Ashura in Karbala. ─ AFP

Iraqi men take part in commemorations marking the mourning period of Ashura in the southern city of Basra. ─ AFP
Iraqi men take part in commemorations marking the mourning period of Ashura in the southern city of Basra. ─ AFP

Iraqi mourners perform during the reenactment of the Battle of Karbala in Baghdad's northern district of Kadhimiya. ─ AFP
Iraqi mourners perform during the reenactment of the Battle of Karbala in Baghdad's northern district of Kadhimiya. ─ AFP

Iraqi men take part in commemorations marking the mourning period of Ashura in the southern city of Basra. ─ AFP
Iraqi men take part in commemorations marking the mourning period of Ashura in the southern city of Basra. ─ AFP

Iraqi mourners perform during the reenactment of the Battle of Karbala in Baghdad's northern district of Kadhimiya. ─ AFP
Iraqi mourners perform during the reenactment of the Battle of Karbala in Baghdad's northern district of Kadhimiya. ─ AFP

Mourners commemorate Ashura in Najaf, Iraq. ─ Reuters
Mourners commemorate Ashura in Najaf, Iraq. ─ Reuters

A woman takes a selfie with a doll during commemorations for Ashura in Najaf, Iraq. ─ Reuters
A woman takes a selfie with a doll during commemorations for Ashura in Najaf, Iraq. ─ Reuters

Mourners commemorate Ashura in Najaf, Iraq. ─ Reuters
Mourners commemorate Ashura in Najaf, Iraq. ─ Reuters

Mourners perform with fire during commemorations for Ashura in Najaf, Iraq. ─ Reuters
Mourners perform with fire during commemorations for Ashura in Najaf, Iraq. ─ Reuters

Mourners commemorate Ashura in Najaf, Iraq. ─ Reuters
Mourners commemorate Ashura in Najaf, Iraq. ─ Reuters


SYRIA

Syrian mourners take part in commemorations marking the mourning period of Ashura in Zine-el-Abidine neighbourhood in the capital Damascus. ─ AFP
Syrian mourners take part in commemorations marking the mourning period of Ashura in Zine-el-Abidine neighbourhood in the capital Damascus. ─ AFP

Syrian mourners take part in commemorations marking the mourning period of Ashura in Zine-el-Abidine neighbourhood in the capital Damascus. ─ AFP
Syrian mourners take part in commemorations marking the mourning period of Ashura in Zine-el-Abidine neighbourhood in the capital Damascus. ─ AFP

Syrians prepare tea during commemorations marking the mourning period of Ashura in Zine el-Abidine neighbourhood in the capital Damascus. ─ AFP
Syrians prepare tea during commemorations marking the mourning period of Ashura in Zine el-Abidine neighbourhood in the capital Damascus. ─ AFP


LEBANON

Girls carry a mock coffin to remember Hezbollah fighters killed in Syria during a rally to mark the seventh day of Ashoura in the southern village of Seksakiyeh, Lebanon. ─ AP
Girls carry a mock coffin to remember Hezbollah fighters killed in Syria during a rally to mark the seventh day of Ashoura in the southern village of Seksakiyeh, Lebanon. ─ AP

A child, in camouflage and with face painted, holds a toy gun during a rally to mark the seventh day of Ashoura, in the southern village of Seksakiyeh, Lebanon. ─ AP
A child, in camouflage and with face painted, holds a toy gun during a rally to mark the seventh day of Ashoura, in the southern village of Seksakiyeh, Lebanon. ─ AP

Hezbollah fighters drive motorbikes as they parade during a rally to mark the seventh day of Ashoura in the southern village of Seksakiyeh, Lebanon. ─ AP
Hezbollah fighters drive motorbikes as they parade during a rally to mark the seventh day of Ashoura in the southern village of Seksakiyeh, Lebanon. ─ AP