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VEILS IN CHEHEL MENBAR
Added by Ali Mohammadi on May 26, 2009 at 2:06am
An Iranian Shiite Muslim woman covers her face as she attends a traditional religion ceremony in Khorramabad city in Lorestan province, 499 km (310 miles) west of Tehran, Iran. Ashura is the peak of ten days of mourning during the Islamic month of Muharram, the first month of the lunar calendar, when Shiite Muslims mourn the slaughter of Imam Hussein 1366 years ago in what is now Karbala in southern Iraq. During the day of Tasua, the women mourners in this city cover their faces, and walk in silence as they knock on the doors of forty houses and light candles in forty spots.
Mournful people wear a veil and don’t speak in Chehel Menbar ancient festival during Tasoua religious festival in Khorramabad, the capital of Lorestan, 491 km (307 miles) southwest of Tehran. Muslims all over the world mourn the slaying of Imam Hussein, a grandson of Prophet Mohammed during the first ten days of the Islamic month of Moharram. Imam Hussein was killed along with 72 companions in Iraq some 1,300 years ago.
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