Arba’een Walk (PHOTOS)

In keeping with an old tradition, many walk hundreds of kilometers to get to the Iraqi holy city of Karbala where the third Shiite imam is laid to rest.

Each year millions of Shiite Muslims from around the world converge on the Iraqi holy city of Karbala to mark Arba’een (the culmination of mourning ceremonies in honor of the Imam Hussein, the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson who fell a martyr when he led an uprising against the tyranny of the time more than 13 centuries ago).

In keeping with an old tradition, many walk hundreds of kilometers to get to the Iraqi holy city. The following images of the march and preparations for the ceremony have been released by Mehr News Agency:

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