A disabled Iraqi man sets out, on all fours, on a 300 km trip to attend a Shiite ceremony in Karbala.
For a second year in a row, a strong-willed disabled Iraqi who hails from the southeastern province of Maysan, is crawling in the direction of Karbala, a holy city in the southwest of Iraq home to Imam Hussein Shrine.
In spite of severe physical disability, his admiration and respect for Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad, has given him enough strength to set out on this challenging trip.
That the Iraqi man’s marathon journey has been timed to coincide with the International Day of People with Disability encouraged IFP to cover the news story.
The following is a photo gallery of Mr. Khadam Abna.ir, (Ahlu-Bayt News Agency) which overs news about Shiism, posted on its website: