Middle East

Millions of Shiites gather in Iraq's Karbala for Arbaeen

An aerial view taken on December 1, 2015 shows Iraqi Shiite pilgrims gathering at the shrines of Immam Abbas ibn Ali (front) and Imam Hussein (background-R) during the Arbaeen religious festival which marks the 40th day after Ashura in the holy city of Karbala. AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED SAWAF





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