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Photos: Preparations for Muharram Mourning in Zanjan, Iran

Photos by Meysam Mohammadi, ISNA



The Mourning of Muharram is an important period of mourning in the Shi'a branch of Islam, taking place in Muharram which is the first month of the Islamic calendar. It is also called the Remembrance of Muharram. Many of the events associated with the remembrance take place in congregation halls known as Hussainia.


Zanjan is a province located in the North-West Iran with the Zanjan city being its center. Zanjan province with an area of 36,400 kmē has a mostly rural, population of 1.7 million. The province lies 330 km northwest of Tehran, connected to it via a freeway.

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