Iraq: Worshippers make their way to Karbala in Arbaeen pilgrimage

Millions of pilgrims converged in the Iraqi city of Karbala on Saturday, as part of the annual observance of Arbaeen. The Arbaeen pilgrimage to Karbala is the largest annual religious gathering in the world. The pilgrimage took place amid tight security, with teams of law enforcement officers deployed in the city. Arbaeen is observed 40 days after Ashura, commemorating the martyrdom of Prophet... Еще Muhammad's grandson and the third Shiite Imam, Hussain ibn Ali, in the Battle of Karbala in the seventh century.

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