The Wider Image: A look inside the "heart of society" for Iraq's Shi'ites
A Shi'ite cleric holds a turban at al-sayed al-Yazdi school run by al-Hawza al-Ilmiyya in Najaf, Iraq, August 12, 2017. For more than 1,000 years, the al-Hawza al-Ilmiyya in southern Baghdad has been giving religious instructions to thousands of Shi'ite Muslims to help them become clerics. REUTERS/Abdullah Dhiaa Al-deen SEARCH "HAWZA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.