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Mud Man

"Gel Mali" is one of the traditions of the people of Lorestan province who rub their head and face in the event of loss of a relative, thus proving their sadness and sadness. In the month of Muharram, in the morning of Ashura, this act is also performed for the sake of devotion to Imam Hussein.

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Date Taken: 09.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Camera: NIKON D7200
Copyright: © Javad Rezaei Salanghouch