Pilgrims are taking part in Tasua and Ashura commemorations, which mark the wounding and death of Imam Hossein, one of the most revered figures and the symbol of martyrdom in Shia Islam. This year, the Tasua and Ashura fall on Monday and Tuesday of this week respectively.
Photo credit: Iraqi Shia flagellate themselves in grief during preparation for the commemoration of Tasua and Ashura. (AAP)
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