Iranians commemorate martyrdom of Imam Hussein in Tehran
Iranians commemorate martyrdom of Imam Hussein in Tehran
Iraqi-Iranian Shia Muslims flagellate their chests with their hands to mourn the death of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Islam's prophet Mohammed, as they take part in a ceremony to mark Tasua or ninth in Arabic, in Tehran, Iran on January 7, 2009. Ashura is ten days of mourning during the Islamic month of Muharram, the first month of the lunar calendar, when Shiite Muslims mourn the seventh century martyrdom of Imam Hussein. (UPI Photo/Mohammad Kheirkhah)
OTR:
IRN20090107100
Date:
January 06, 2009
Object Name:
Ashura in Iran
Keywords:
NEWS
Category:
International News
Supplemental Codes:
People, Religion




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