Video: Iraqis Preparing to Mark Arbaeen

Iraq’s holy city of Karbala is hosting a religious ritual described as one of the largest in the country, reports Iran's PressTV, which says that more than nine million Shias from Iraq and other countries have poured into the city to commemorate Arbaeen.

Arbaeen marks the 40th day after the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein -- Prophet Muhammad’s grandson and the third holy figure in Shia Islam. Imam Hossein was martyred together with 72 of his companions in what is today Karbala in the seventh century:

(Source: PressTV)

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