Agence France-Presse in Karbala

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Devotion, defiance draw millions of Shiite Muslims to Iraq pilgrimage

Millions of Shiite Muslim pilgrims defied the threat of jihadist attacks from Islamic State and thronged to the Iraqi shrine city of Karbala on Saturday for the climax of annual Arbaeen mourning rituals.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

Millions of Shiite Muslim pilgrims defied the threat of jihadist attacks from Islamic State and thronged to the Iraqi shrine city of Karbala on Saturday for the climax of annual Arbaeen mourning rituals.

Devotion, defiance draw millions of Shiite Muslims to Iraq pilgrimage