Ashoura in Karbala
Photo Credit: Sgt. Nicole Dykstra
Pilgrims gather in Karbala, Iraq, at a previous commemoration of the Muslim holiday of Ashoura, Jan. 19, 2008. The 10-day event commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, the grandson of the prophet Mohammad, near the city 1,300 years ago. As many as 4 million people participated in the December 2010 holiday, an event for which Iraqi Security Forces took the lead in the protection of participating pilgrims.
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