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Iraq: Huge crowds commemorate Arbaeen in Karbala02:00

Iraq: Huge crowds commemorate Arbaeen in Karbala

Iraq, Karbala
November 9, 2017 at 13:21 GMT +00:00 · Published

Drone footage captured millions of people gathering in Karbala, Thursday, for the annual Shia pilgrimage of Arbaeen, where millions of pilgrims are expected for the largest annual religious procession in the world.Arbaeen, meaning forty in Arabic, marks the 40th day after the martyrdom of Imam Hussein in the seventh-century. Imam Hussein, the third Shia Imam, was the son of Ali and the grandson of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad.It is estimated that more than 20 million people will march to the Imam Husayn Shrine mosque in Karbala, as both Shias and Sunnis, among people of other faiths, take part in the annual ceremony.

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Drone footage captured millions of people gathering in Karbala, Thursday, for the annual Shia pilgrimage of Arbaeen, where millions of pilgrims are expected for the largest annual religious procession in the world.Arbaeen, meaning forty in Arabic, marks the 40th day after the martyrdom of Imam Hussein in the seventh-century. Imam Hussein, the third Shia Imam, was the son of Ali and the grandson of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad.It is estimated that more than 20 million people will march to the Imam Husayn Shrine mosque in Karbala, as both Shias and Sunnis, among people of other faiths, take part in the annual ceremony.