Every day is Ashura

April 5, 2013 // by admin

Every day is Ashura, and every land is Karbala…

So say the Shia.  Ashura is their Eastertide, the festival of mourning in which Shiites commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussain at Karbala in 680 AD.  Although devotionalists observed Ashua late last month, photographs of its various worldwide incarnations are still appearing on the web.  To get an idea of what this amazing–and not a little disquieting–event looks like, check out these photos from Karachi.

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