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Iraq: Shiite worshippers commemorate Imam Moussa al-Kadhim in Baghdad00:54

Iraq: Shiite worshippers commemorate Imam Moussa al-Kadhim in Baghdad

Iraq, Baghdad
April 23, 2017 at 14:05 GMT -00:00 · Published

Hundreds of thousands of Shiite worshippers gathered at the Al-Kadhimiya Mosque in Baghdad, Sunday, to commemorate the anniversary of Imam Musa al-Kadhim's death.

During the religious procession, the worshippers carried a symbolic coffin to the mosque. Local authorities blocked the main roads leading to the mosque, fearing an attack on the Shiite believers. In the last years, Shiite religious events and sites have been targeted by Sunni extremists.

The festival of Imam Musa al-Kadhim is a commemoration dedicated to the eponymous Islamic figure. It occurs on the seventh day in the month of Rajab in the Islamic calendar.

Iraq: Shiite worshippers commemorate Imam Moussa al-Kadhim in Baghdad00:54
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Hundreds of thousands of Shiite worshippers gathered at the Al-Kadhimiya Mosque in Baghdad, Sunday, to commemorate the anniversary of Imam Musa al-Kadhim's death.

During the religious procession, the worshippers carried a symbolic coffin to the mosque. Local authorities blocked the main roads leading to the mosque, fearing an attack on the Shiite believers. In the last years, Shiite religious events and sites have been targeted by Sunni extremists.

The festival of Imam Musa al-Kadhim is a commemoration dedicated to the eponymous Islamic figure. It occurs on the seventh day in the month of Rajab in the Islamic calendar.

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