Day: July 7, 2012

Shiite Muslim rituals climax in Iraq

KARBALA, Iraq — Millions of Shiite pilgrims commemorated the birth of a central figure in Shiite Islam on Friday morning under heavy security measures after a series of recent attacks targeting worshippers. They gathered in the central shrine city of Karbala to commemorate Imam Mehdi’s birth, with children lighting 1,176 […]