I just got back from the world's largest pilgrimage you've probably never heard of: Arbaeen, which happens in Iraq every year.
Here's some pictures from Arbaeen this year in Karbala, which saw 20 million pilgrims - 10 times as much as Hajj to Mecca! #Iraq
To mark Arbaeen, pilgrims from all over the world walk 100 kilometres between the Iraqi cities of Najaf and Karbala, ending at the shrine of Imam Hussein.
In his memory, the entire way, the ENTIRE route is full of thousands of Iraqis passing out free food and drink everywhere! pic.twitter.com/yk1qWHIQVt
You walk for days on end, sleeping in homes and husseiniyas that Iraqis open up to pilgrims, living off the generosity of the millions of Iraqis who spend all year saving to welcome you for the pilgrimage.
"Welcome pilgrims! Please take lunch!" These kids yell along the route. pic.twitter.com/NunkMwVAXY