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ALam dar

Alam is one of the iconic devices used in the mourning rituals of Ashura among Shiie Muslims. It is usually a tall wooden and colorful fabric with religious words written on it and carried by a Alam dar. Alam usually moves ahead of the ranks of the mourners.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Iran
Camera: NIKON D90
Copyright: © Mehrdad Vahed Yousefabad