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  Updated: January 27, 2010

Half a million foreigners to mark Arbaeen in Karbala

By: Ismail Zabeeh

HOLY KARBALA, Iraq: At least half a million (500,000) foreign pilgrims are expected to observe Arbaeen Al-Imam Al-Hussein in this holy city this year, Karbala tourism director said.

In a press statement, Ahmed Abdel Hussein said that all of the 320 hotels in the city have been reserved by these foreign pilgrims who belong to Gulf States, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, India, Pakistan, Iran and Africa.    

  "Knowledge is better than wealth because it protects you while you have to guard wealth. it decreases if you keep on spending it but the more you make use of knowledge ,the more it increases . what you get through wealth disappears as soon as wealth disappears but what you achieve through knowledge will remain even after you."MORE ..  


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