Iran: Thousands of pilgrims cross Mehran border to mark Arbaeen in Karbala

Thousands of Iranian pilgrims gathered at Mehran border crossing, in Iran, on Thursday, in order to pass into Iraq's holy city of Karbala to mark Arbaeen. The Arbaeen pilgrimage to Karbala is one of the largest religious gatherings in the world, marking the 40th day after the martyrdom of Imam Hussein in the seventh-century, the third Shia Imam and Mohammed's grandson.

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