TEHRAN (IQNA) – During the lunar Hijri month of Muharram, streets and alleys in cities across Iran, including this neighborhood in Mashhad, are covered with black or green banners and flags.

In this month, Shia Muslims around the world hold processions and ceremonies to mourn the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS) and his faithful companions in the 680AD Battle of Karbala.