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Making signs (photos)
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Making signs (photos)

As the ‘Ashura mourning ceremonies approach, the ‘alam making blacksmiths shops get busy again in the tradition of their ancestors to make the traditional signs. They use thin sheets of steel to cut out cypress trees that bounce and move back and forth and bow down as a sign of respect in front of the Almighty and the Masoum.

The Kormanj nomads of Khalkhal (photos)
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The Kormanj nomads of Khalkhal (photos)

Northern Khorasan, in northeastern Iran, is one of most important areas where the Kormanj have settled. Groups of this tribe were scattered across Iran over different times in history for political reasons and decision-makings . Khalkhal was one of the regions where these Kurdish people settled down. They are known here as the Korman Kurds and were sent to Khalkhal from the northern Khorasan Province 250 years ago, where they settled from the time of Nader Shah of Afshar.

Raising the tent (photos)
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Raising the tent (photos)

A tent is aised on the last Friday of Dhu al-Hijjah, the 12th and last month of the Islamic calendar, every year just before the mourning month of Muharram, in Pivehjan village in Khorasan Razavi Province. It invites people to take part in the mourning ceremonies.