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This event was hosted by the Iranian Cultural Center in Manila, the Philippines. There is an active Iranian community in the Philippines. The Cultural Center, which is part of the Iranian Embassy, hosted a series of events to mark the martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of the Islamic prophet Muhammad.
These images are from the evenings Tasu'a, Ashura, and Sham-e Ghariban. A mullah, Mr. Mahdi Khatib of Tehran, led the prayers and preached.