As Shiite mourners in Iran and the rest of the world prepare to mourn Imam Hussein’s martyrdom anniversary, some people decorate their cities and towns with symbols related to Karbala events.

These people are often inspired by historical and religious movies and TV series while making decorations for Muharram.

The love for Ahl al-Bayt motivates people to decorate alleys and streets using the objects they have in their homes to depict the events and symbols of Karbala, and Imam Hussain’s martyrdom.

What follows are IRNA’s photos of Muharram decorations in Tehran ahead of Ashura, the tenth day of the lunar month of Muharram when the third Shiite Imam, Hussein ibn Ali, was martyred some 14 centuries ago:

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