Ashura: Millions gather across Iraq to commemorate slaying of Hussein

At mosques and shrines across Iraq, millions of Shiites, Iraqis and foreigners, commemorated the slaying of Prophet Mohammads grandson Hussein at the battle of Kerbala in 680 AD, an event that defines Shiism and its rift with Sunni Islam. Loudspeakers blared Ashura chants across the city of Kerbala, where hundreds of thousands of pilgrims dressed in black gathered outside the golden-domed Imam Hussein shrine. Oct 24, 2015