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Photo journal: Karbala pilgrimage
Mohsen and Sharhbanoo Kashini

Mohsen Kashani and his wife Sharhbanoo are from Qom, a Shia spiritual centre in Iran. Qom itself is a centre of pilgrimage.

They were in Karbala for Ashoura, along with hundreds of thousands of other pilgrims.

Ashoura commemorates the death in Karbala of Imam Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet Mohammed, in the year 680.

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