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Muslims across the world commemorate Youm-i-Ashur, In Pictures

Shia communities across the Muslim world on Tuesday commemorated the death of Imam Hussain on Ashura, the 10th day of Muharram.

Yaum-i-Ashura is observed every year on Muharram 10 with solemnity to pay homage to Imam Hussain and other martyrs of the Battle of Karbala that took place in 61 A.H. in modern-day Southern Iraq.

In Pakistan, Ahsura processions were taken out in major cities such as Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi and Quetta amid tight security.

Men, women and children also took part in processions in India where local actors dressed as ancient warrior re-enacted scenes from the Battle of Karbala.

Mourners take part in a procession on the tenth day of Ashura during the Islamic month of Muharram in Karachi on August 9. — AFP

Mourners offer prayers during a procession on the tenth day of Ashura in the first Islamic month of Muharram in Rawalpindi on August 9. — AFP

Mourners take part in a procession on the tenth day of Ashura during the Islamic month of Muharram in Karachi on August 9. — AFP

Mourners offer prayers during a procession on the tenth day of Ashura in the first Islamic month of Muharram in Rawalpindi on August 9. — AFP

Mourners beat their chest on the tenth day of Ashura during the Islamic month of Muharram in Quetta on August 9. — AFP

Mourners self-flagellate on the tenth day of Ashura during the Islamic month of Muharram in Lahore on August 9. — AFP

People watch as mourners flagellate themselves during a Muharram procession marking Ashura, in the old quarters of Delhi, India August 9. — Reuters

Mourners living in Greece beat themselves during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Piraeus, near Athens, Greece, August 9. — Reuters

A mourner carries a picture of Lebanon’s Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah during a religious procession to mark Ashura in Beirut’s suburbs, Lebanon, August 9. — Reuters

Mourners living in Greece take part in a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Piraeus, near Athens, Greece, August 9. — Reuters

Mourners take part in a Muharram procession to mark Ashura, in Mumbai, India, August 9. — Reuters

Mourners take part in a Muharram procession to mark Ashura, in Mumbai, India, August 9. — Reuters

Local actors dressed as ancient warriors re-enact a scene from the 7th century battle of Karbala to commemorate Ashura in Baghdad, Iraq, August 9.— Reuters

Mourners flagellate themselves during a Muharram procession marking Ashura, in the old quarters of Delhi, India, August 9. — Reuters

Mourners carry a replica of the shrine of Imam Hussain during a Muharram procession marking Ashura in Ahmedabad, India, August 9. — Reuters

Pilgrims gather to commemorate Ashura in the holy city of Karbala, Iraq, August 9. — Reuters

Pilgrims gather to commemorate Ashura in the holy city of Karbala, Iraq, August 9. — Reuters

Pilgrims gather to commemorate Ashura in the holy city of Karbala, Iraq, August 9. — Reuters

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