Photos: Imam Reza shrine prepares to host Shia mourners in Muharram

Mizan | Mohsen Rahimi: In a special ceremony on Monday, the green flag hoisting above the holy shrine of Imam Reza (PBUH) in Iran’s Northeastern city of Mashhad was replaced with a black one, indicating the start of the lunar calendar month of Muharram when Shia Muslims commemorate Imam Hossein’s (PBUH) gracious sacrifice in Karbala.