The Road to Karbala

Step by step, along the roads of Iraq, millions of people of all ages – men, women and even little children – have been walking over the last two weeks in devout pilgrimage. Their goal is to reach the holy city of Karbala, in south central Iraq, by Thursday for one of the holiest days in the Shiite religious calendar, called the Arbaeen, which commemorates the seventh century martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Mohammed. The pilgrims face many dangers on their slow...Full Story
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