Black flag of mourning was raised over dome of Imam Hussein (AS) shrine on Friday for the commemoration of Ashura.
During a ceremony in the holy city of Karbala attended by thousands of faithful people, the red flag which was set over the dome of Imam Hussein (AS) shrine was replaced by the back one, ahead of Muharram mourning ceremonies.
The flag was replaced amid chants “At your service, O’ Hussein”.
Ashura marks the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS), the third Shia Imam and grandson of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) in the Karbala tragedy.
Source: Al-Manar English Website