Shiite Muslim pilgrims gather as they commemorate Arbaeen in Karbala, southwest of Baghdad in Iraq, on Saturday. Photo: Reuters

Devotion, defiance draw millions of Shiite Muslims to Iraq pilgrimage

Pilgrims march in defiance of Islamic State militants as Shiites commemorate Imam Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet Mohammed, who died in a 7th-century battle at Karbala.

Shiite Muslim pilgrims gather as they commemorate Arbaeen in Karbala, southwest of Baghdad in Iraq, on Saturday. Photo: Reuters
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