Millions of Iranian Shia Muslims attend great march of Arbaeen in Iraq

Tasnim – Millions of Iranian Shia pilgrims crossed the borders with Iraq on Saturday, in order to take part at the world’s biggest religious march to arrive in Karbala on October 30 that marks the 40th day after martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS) more than 1400 years ago.

Footage broadcast by Iranian state TV captured the pilgrims in Babylon Govornorate, where they resumed their journey. Pilgrims will have to walk over 80 kilometres (50 miles) before they reach Karbala.

The Arbaeen pilgrimage to Karbala or Great March of Arbaeen in Iraq is one of the largest religious gatherings in the world, marking the 40th day after the martyrdom of the third Shia Imam in the seventh-century.