Entry Title: "Ashura"
Name: Claudia Borgia , Italy
Category and Expertise: Photo Essay and Feature Story, Professional
Entry Description: It is said that the 10th of the lunar month of Muharram in the year 61st of the Hegira (October the 10th 680 AD) , the Imam Hossein, grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, and 72 companions sacrificed their lives to defend the religion of God, the justice, the freedom and to fight the tyranny of Yazid, Umayyad dynasty, became unfairly caliph. Every year millions of Shiites commemorate the martyrdom according to the rites that have been handed down for hundreds of years.