Middle East

Devotion, defiance draw millions to Iraq pilgrimage

One of the Shiite faithful pilgrims holds a flag of the revered Shiite saint Imam Hussein on their way to Karbala for Arbaeen, as they march on a street in Basra, 340 miles (550 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani)

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on December 15, 2014, on page 5.

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