Millions of Shiite pilgrims flock to Iraqi holy city for annual Arbaeen commemorations

December 2, 2015 11:15 AM

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Millions of Shiite pilgrims flock to Iraqi holy city for annual Arbaeen commemorations

Iraqi Shiite pilgrims participate in the Arbaeen ritual in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Dec.1, 2015. The holiday marks the end of the forty day mourning period after the anniversary of the 7th century martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the Prophet Muhammad's grandson. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban) (The Associated Press)

Shiite pilgrims march to Karbala for the Arbaeen ritual in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Dec.1, 2015. The holiday marks the end of the forty day mourning period after the anniversary of the 7th century martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the Prophet Muhammad's grandson. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban) (The Associated Press...

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