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Iran: Thousands commemorate Ashura on streets of Tehran02:37

Iran: Thousands commemorate Ashura on streets of Tehran

Iran, Islamic Republic of, Tehran
September 20, 2018 at 15:22 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of Iranians gathered to commemorate Ashura in Tehran on Thursday, joining events held around the world to observe the date.

A procession can be seen marching through the streets, before gathering in a city square to erect and burn a tent, a common tradition to mark the day in reference to the tents of Hussain ibn Ali being burned.

Ashura, which takes place on the tenth day of Muharram in the Islamic Hijri calendar, is a day of mourning which commemorates the killing of Hussain ibn Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, as well as his family and companions at the Battle of Karbala on 10 Muharram, 61 AH (10 October 680 AD).

Iran: Thousands commemorate Ashura on streets of Tehran02:37
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Thousands of Iranians gathered to commemorate Ashura in Tehran on Thursday, joining events held around the world to observe the date.

A procession can be seen marching through the streets, before gathering in a city square to erect and burn a tent, a common tradition to mark the day in reference to the tents of Hussain ibn Ali being burned.

Ashura, which takes place on the tenth day of Muharram in the Islamic Hijri calendar, is a day of mourning which commemorates the killing of Hussain ibn Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, as well as his family and companions at the Battle of Karbala on 10 Muharram, 61 AH (10 October 680 AD).

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