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    Muharram in Iran

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    Iranians like millions of Muslims around the world mark the beginning of the lunar month of Muharram known as the month of sorrow, grief, love, patience and resistance. The month of Muharram starts with ten days of mourning rituals; The mourning rituals reach their peak on Ashura, the tenth day which marks the day, when the forces of the Umayyad caliph martyred Imam Hussein (PBUH), the third Imam of Shias and 72 of his companions in the plain of Karbala more almost 14 centuries ago. Saman Kojouri reports from Tehran.