Shiite Muslims commemorated the 10th day of the Islamic month of Muharram, also known as Ashura, which marks the anniversary of the martyrdom of Prophet Mohammad's grandson , Imam Hussein (AS), in the desert plains of Karbala, some 113 kilometers (70 miles) from the modern-day Iraqi capital Baghdad.

Iran (IMNA) - Shi'ite Muslims around the world took part in mourning rituals of Ashura, the holiest day on the Shi'ite Muslim calendar, and commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussain by holding lamentation rituals.

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