Imam Hussein

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Iraqis take part in the Arbaeen religious festival which marks the... News PhotoArbaeen,Ashura,Baghdad,City,Day,Grandson,Horizontal,Illustration,Illustration Technique,Imam Hussein,Iraq,Islam,Karbala,Killing,Males,Mausoleum,Middle East,Mosque,Muhammad,Participant,Place of Worship,Religion,Religious Celebration,Shi'ite Islam,ShrinePhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPIraqis take part in the Arbaeen religious festival which marks the 40th day after Ashura commemorating the seventh century killing of Prophet Mohammed's grandson, Imam Hussein, in the shrine city of Karbala, southwest of Iraq's capital Baghdad, on December 31, 2012. A wave of bombings and shootings killed 12 people as Iraq grappled with anti-government protests and simmering political crises ahead of major Shiite Muslim commemoration rituals. In the background is the Imam Hussein shrine. FP PHOTO/MOHAMMED SAWAF (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED SAWAF/AFP/Getty Images)