November 14, 2013


Smoke billows as part of Ashura rituals as Muslim Shiite pilgrims gather in the Iraqi holy city of Karbala on December 6, 2011. Ashura mourns the death of Imam Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet Mohammed, who was killed by armies of the caliph Yazid near Karbala in 680 AD. Credit: MOHAMMED SAWAF/AFP/Getty Images