Najaf, Iraq - Republic of
IRAQI SHI'ITE MAN PRAYS ON HIS WAY TO KERBALA ON A PILGRIMAGE FOR THE
FIRST TIME IN 26 YEARS.
An Iraqi Shi'ite man stops to pray in the desert as Iraqi's make their way
to the central city of Kerbala through a sand storm April 20, 2003. Tens of
thousands of Shi'ite Muslims are bound for the holy city of Kerbala on a
pilgrimage banned for nearly a quarter of a century under Saddam Hussein.
PP03040058 REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis