In pictures: Muslim world commemorates Ashura

Published: September 9, 2019
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Muslims across the world are commemorating Ashura on Monday and Tuesday, the two days of the Islamic month of Muharram that mark the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his 72 loyal companions at the Battle of Karbala in the year 680 AD (year 61 on the Islamic calendar).

Iraqi Shiites distribute sweets to mourners in the central city of Karbala. PHOTO: AFP

Iraqi Shias distribute food to mourners in the central city of Karbala. PHOTO: AFP

Shi'ite pilgrims gather ahead of Ashura, the holiest day on the Shi'ite Muslim calendar in the holy city of Kerbala. PHOTO: Reuters

Shia pilgrims gather in the holy city of Karbala. PHOTO: REUTERS

Iraqi Shiites gather to pray at the Imam Abbas mosque in the central city of Karbala. PHOTO: AFP

Mourners gather at the Imam Abbas mosque in Karbala. PHOTO: AFP

Iraqi Shiite men beat their backs with metal chains in the capital Baghdad's mostly Shiite neighbourhood of Kadhimiya. PHOTO: AFP

Iraqi Shia men at a procession in Iraq’s capital Baghdad’s. PHOTO: AFP

Shi'ite pilgrims gather ahead of Ashura, the holiest day on the Shi'ite Muslim calendar in the holy city of Kerbala. PHOTO : Reuters

A Muharram gathering in Karbala. PHOTO: Reuters

Iraqi Shiites in costumes re-enact events of Ashura in the central city of Karbala. PHOTO: AFP

Mourners re-enact events of Ashura in Karbala. PHOTO: AFP

Pilgrims gather ahead of Ashura. PHOTO: Reuters

Mourners at an Ashura gathering. PHOTO: REUTERS

Mourners perform mourning rituals during a ceremony in Najaf. PHOTO: AFP

Mourners perform rituals during a ceremony in Najaf. PHOTO: AFP

Pilgrims in Iraq. PHOTO: AFP

Mourners in Iraq. PHOTO: AFP

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