Basiji pilgrimage on Iran-Irak war frontline (126 images)
Iran. Khuzistan Province. March 22, 2009. Remains of Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988) frontline zone, close to the Iraqi border. Every year, during the celebration of Nowrooz, the Iranian new year, thousands of Iranians from all over the country, called "Rahian-e Noor" (Caravan of light in Persian), helped by state organizations, gather on former battle fields to commemorate their loved ones who died as soldiers or Basijis. All expenses of this pilgrimage being paid by the State, makes it...