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The Kadhim Commemoration


The Kadhim Commemoration

  • Pilgrims mark the death of 8th century Shi'ite Imam Moussa al-Kadhim.
  • He was the seventh of 12 revered imams in Shi'ite Islam.
  • Each year up to one million pilgrims walk to a shrine in Kadhimiyah, Baghdad, where he is believed to be buried.
  • In 2010 attacks across Baghdad during the commemoration killed dozens.
  • In 2005 rumors of a suicide bomber sparked a stampede that left 1,000 pilgrims dead.
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