Babak Sedighi

Khoram Abad, IRAN

A group of men, covered in mud, say a prayer during Ashura. Above them is the Sassanid era Falak-ol-Aflak Castle. The day of Ashura is observed by Shi'a (Shiite) Muslims at the end of a period of mourning for the martyrdom of Hussein ibn Ali, the grandson of the Muhammad who died at the Battle of Karbala (680 CE). Grand processions, religious sermons, charity work and most notably, self-flagellation and displays of intense grief, are all traditions of Ashura.

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Babak Sedighi
Khoram Abad
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