Millions of Shi’ites express suffering in Ashura ritual in Iraq

Local actors ride horses and dressed as ancient warriors re-enact a scene from the 7th century battle of Karbala to commemorate Ashura in Najaf, September 20, 2018. REUTERS/ Alaa Al-Marjani

KERBALA, Iraq (Reuters) – Millions of Shi’ites Muslims gathered at shrines and mosques in Kerbala and other parts of Iraq on Thursday to mark the climax of the annual ritual of Ashura with expressions of suffering. Huge crowds came from all over the world to commemorate the slaying of Imam Hussein, grandson of the Prophet […]

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