Pilgrims before Kadhimiya stampede in 2005

Religion and BeliefUnrest, Conflicts and WarIslamPolitics and GovernmentFreedom of ReligionSaddam Hussein
Shiite pilgrims cross Baghdad's Two Imams Bridge over the Tigris River toward the Imam Musa al Kadhim shrine to mark the saint's death anniversary. Thousands had gathered for the event, a triumphant display of Shiite resurgence and religious freedom after Saddam Hussein's ouster. But it ended... Hadi Mizban / Associated Press