Iraq: Baghdad sees huge crowds attend Ashura festival

Thousands of people flooded the streets of Baghdad, Sunday, to attend the Ashura festival. People marched through the streets, chanting, singing and raising flags. Ashura, is a Shia Islamic festival that takes place on the 10th day of Muharram in the Islamic Hijri calendar. This day commemorates the martyrdom of Haysan ibn Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, who was killed along with his... Еще familly and companions at the Battle of Karbala on October 10, 680 AD.

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