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On a pilgrimage to Mecca for Haj

Last updated on: October 25, 2012 08:53 IST

On a pilgrimage to Mecca for Haj

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Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba and pray at the Grand mosque during the annual Haj pilgrimage in the holy city of Mecca, ahead of Eid al-Adha which marks the end of Haj.

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Photographs: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters
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Muslim pilgrims pray at the Grand mosque during the annual Haj pilgrimage in Mecca.

The Arafat Day, when millions of Muslim pilgrims will stand in prayer on the mount of Arafat near Mecca at the peak of the annual pilgrimage, will be held on October 25 and Eid Al-Ahda or the feast of sacrifice will be held on October 26, according to an official announcement on Tuesday.

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A general view of the holy city of Mecca from the top of Mount Noor where Muslims believe Prophet Mohammad received the first words of the Koran through Gabriel, during the annual Haj pilgrimage.

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Pigeons fly over the Grand Mosque at Friday prayers during the annual Haj pilgrimage in Mecca.

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Muslim pilgrims make their way down the Hera cave on Mount Noor.

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Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba and pray at the Grand mosque during the annual Haj pilgrimage in Mecca.

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A Muslim pilgrim gestures at the top of Mount Noor.

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A Muslim reads a Koran as pilgrims circle the Kaaba and pray at the Grand mosque.

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A Muslim pilgrim gestures, as lightning strikes in the background, at the top of Mount Noor.

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Muslim pilgrims attend a prayer session along a street at the surrounding area of the Grand Mosque.

 

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Muslim pilgrims walk at Al-Safa and Al-Marwah (Safa and Marwah) where Muslims walk back and forth seven times during the ritual pilgrimages of Haj and Umrah at the Grand Mosque.

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The Grand Mosque (bottom) and four-faced Mecca Clock Tower (left) are seen from the top of Mount Noor.




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