No Security Breaches as 4 Million Shia Gather in Karbala

Maybe, this is not news, but…
4 million Shia pilgrims gathered in Karbala, Iraq this weekend without incident.

4,000,000! That’s nearly the size of Baghdad!

The BBC- No major security incident was reported.

Thousands of Shiite pilgrims throng on the streets, to mark the anniversary of the birth of Shiite Imam Al-Mehdi al-Muntadhar, in Karbala, 110 kilometers (68 miles) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Friday Sept. 8, 2006. (AP)


Thousands of Shiite pilgrims pray at the Holy Shrine of Imam Hussein to mark the anniversary of the birth of Shiite Imam Al-Mehdi al-Muntadhar, in Karbala, Iraq. (AP)


Thousands of pilgrims arrive to mark the birth anniversary of Shiite Imam Al-Mehdi, in Karbala. (AP)


Thousands of Shiite pilgrims throng on the streets to mark the anniversary of the birth of Shiite Imam Al-Mehdi al-Muntadhar in Karbala, 110 kilometers (68 miles) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Friday Sept. 8, 2006. Officials said they expected as many as 3 million pilgrims at the religious festival in the holy city of Karbala to mark the 15th day of Shaaban on Sept. 9, 2006, the birthday of the, 9th-century religious Shiite saint. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

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