National Geographic : 1926 Jan
00 Photograph by Lieut. Thomas L.Kirkpatrick A WHITE PIGEON TAKES PART IN A MOURNING PROCESSION: PERSIA The Moharram, first month of the solar year, is sacred to Shia Mohammedans, who dedicate the first ten days asaperiod ofmourning. Street processions and Persian passion plays increase the religious fervor of the zealous natives. Mohammed claimed that thedove, which hetaught toperch on his shoulder and to pick seeds from his ear, imparted to him the counsels of Allah.