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Photos: Taziyeh religious ceremonies in Kashan, Iran

Photos by Hashem Shakeri, ISNA

مراسم تعزيه در نوش آباد كاشان



Taziyeh, a dramatic genre performed by Iranian Shiites, commemorates the sufferings and martyrdom of Imamyeh Hossein, the grandson of Prophet Mohammad and the third Shiite Imam, along with all the male members of his family, relatives, friends, soldiers who all together formed a 72-member army in an unequal war with a 30,000-strong army of the enemy in the desert of Karbala in eastern Iraq around 14 centuries ago (in the 7th century AD).


Following photos are from Tazieh religious ceremonies held in Kashan, Iran.



Kashan is a city in the province of Isfahan, Iran. It had an estimated population of 272,359 in 2005.


Isfahan, located about 340 km south of Tehran, is the capital of Isfahan Province and Iran's third largest city (after Tehran and Mashhad). Isfahan City had a population of 1,583,609 and the Isfahan metropolitan area had a population of 3,430,353 in the 2006 Census, the second most populous metropolitan area in Iran after Tehran.

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