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Ashura processions and ceremonies in pictures

By Web Desk
October 01, 2017

Muslims across the world are staging passionate mourning ceremonies and taking out processions in commemoration of the day in history that witnessed the martyrdom Hazrat Imam Hussain (R.A) and his companions.

The occasion, known as Ashura, marks the martyrdom of Imam Hussein and 72 of his companions in 680 AD in a land that is known today as Iraq. 

Pilgrims gather ahead of Ashura in Kerbala, Iraq. REUTERS
Pilgrims gather ahead of Ashura in Kerbala, Iraq. REUTERS


Pilgrims gather ahead of Ashura, in Kerbala, Iraq. Reuters

 

Pilgrims gather ahead of Ashura, in Kerbala, Iraq. REUTERS
Pilgrims gather ahead of Ashura, in Kerbala, Iraq. REUTERS.

 

A pilgrim prays during a ceremony ahead of Ashura in Kerbala. REUTERS
A pilgrim prays during a ceremony ahead of Ashura in Kerbala. REUTERS

A man is sprayed with rose water as he flagellates himself during a Muharram procession ahead of Ashura in Mumbai
A man is sprayed with rose water as he flagellates himself during a Muharram procession ahead of Ashura in Mumbai

Supporters of the Houthi movement demonstrate to mark the Ashura holy day, in Sanaa, Yemen. REUTERS
Supporters of the Houthi movement demonstrate to mark the Ashura holy day, in Sanaa, Yemen. REUTERS

A large number of mourners participating in 9th Muharram Ashura procession .INP PHOTO
A large number of mourners participating in 9th Muharram Ashura procession .INP PHOTO

Mourners expressing their devotion during the 9th Ashura procession in Pandu Street in Lahore. APP Photo
Mourners expressing their devotion during the 9th Ashura procession in Pandu Street in Lahore. APP Photo

-A young girl takes part in a religious procession held on holiday of Ashura in Istanbul.  AFP
-A young girl takes part in a religious procession held on holiday of Ashura in Istanbul. AFP


Women attend an Ashura procession in Istanbul, Turkey. REUTERS