13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
'Ashoora' is the most famous religious ceremony among the Iranians. In this ceremony people show their sadness of their hero, Imam Hosein, who was killed by Yazid. They cry and wear a black shirts to show their sympathy to this tragedy. This child was scared of a man who wants to pour straw on her. Pouring straw is the symbol of Iraq desert and they want to simulate the tragedy for the audience.
© Amir Azari.
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||Nov. 7, 2015, 1:23 p.m.
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