Market for Muharram instruments (PHOTOS)

In the lunar month of Muharram each year, Shiite Muslims mourn the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad).

In the lunar month of Muharram each year, Shiite Muslims mourn the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad).

Ceremonies to mark the occasion begin on the first day of Muharram and come to their peak on the 10th.

The following images released by the Iranian Labor News Agency take you to a market where mourning instruments and other items used in the ceremonies are up for sale:

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