Journey to Mecca

Muslim faithful make the annual haj pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca. [22 photos total]

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Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba at the Grand mosque in Mecca. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah) #
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Muslim pilgrims gather on Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat during the annual haj pilgrimage, outside the holy city of Mecca. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah) #
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Muslim pilgrims leave after they finished their prayers at Namira Mosque in Arafat during the annual haj pilgrimage, outside the holy city of Mecca. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah) #
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Two Muslim couple take a selfie as Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque in Mecca. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah) #
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A boy climbs Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat during the annual haj pilgrimage, outside the holy city of Mecca. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah) #
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Muslim pilgrims gather on Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat during the annual haj pilgrimage, outside the holy city of Mecca. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah) #
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An ariel view of buses which will be used to transport pilgrims during the Haj. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah) #
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Muslim pilgrims walk on roads as they head to cast stones at pillars symbolizing Satan during the annual haj pilgrimage in Mina on the first day of Eid al-Adha, near the holy city of Mecca. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah) #
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A Muslim pilgrim sleeps while reading the Koran at the Grand mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah) #
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Muslim pilgrims walk on roads as they head to cast stones at pillars symbolizing Satan during the annual haj pilgrimage in Mina on the first day of Eid al-Adha, near the holy city of Mecca. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah) #
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Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba at the Grand mosque in Mecca. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah) #
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Muslim pilgrims cast stones at pillars symbolizing Satan, during the annual Haj pilgrimage on the first day of Eid al-Adha in Mina, near the holy city of Mecca. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah) #
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Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque in Mecca. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah.) #
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Muslim pilgrims visit the Hera cave, where Muslims believe Prophet Mohammad received the first words of the Koran through Gabriel, at the top of Mount Al-Noor. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah) #
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A Muslim pilgrim prays near the Kaaba at the Grand mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah) #
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Muslim pilgrims pray near Kaaba at the Grand mosque in Mecca. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah) #
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A pilgrim prays at Mount Al-Noor, where Muslims believe Prophet Mohammad received the first words of the Koran through Gabriel in the Hera cave. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah) #
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Muslim pilgrims shave their heads after they cast stones at pillars symbolizing Satan, during the annual Haj pilgrimage on the first day of Eid al-Adha in Mina, near the holy city of Mecca. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah) #
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Muslim pilgrims walk on roads as they head to cast stones at pillars symbolizing Satan during the annual haj pilgrimage in Mina on the first day of Eid al-Adha, near the holy city of Mecca. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah) #
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A Muslim pilgrim sits on the top of Mount Al-Noor. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah) #
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Muslim pilgrims pray near Kaaba at the Grand mosque in Mecca. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah) #
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Ariel view of the Kaaba at the Grand mosque in Mecca. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah) #

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