13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People

'Ashoora' is the most famous religious ceremony among the Iranians. In this ceremony people show their sadness of their hero, Imam Hosein, who was killed by Yazid. They cry and wear a black shirts to show their sympathy to this tragedy. This child was scared of a man who wants to pour straw on her. Pouring straw is the symbol of Iraq desert and they want to simulate the tragedy for the audience.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Tehran, Iran
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Amir Azari