Entry Title: "A long mourning "
Name: stephanie ravel , Bahrain
Category and Expertise: Photo Essay and Feature Story, Student
Entry Description: A long mourning documents the commemoration of 'Ashura' by the Shiite community in Iran.Ashura is the tenth day of Moharram, the first Islamic month. For Shiites particularly it is a day of mourning recalling the martyrdom of Imam Husain (grandson of the prophet Mohammed) at Karbala in 680 AD. Each year during ten days, crowds of mourners attend commemorative services, reciting elegies, passion plays as well as processions of chest beating and self-flagellation, the tenth day being the climax of this dramatic tension.This work focuses on the sociological aspect of the commemoration, hoping to widen the understanding of the Shiite community