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  • Hajjis Descend on Mecca

    Muslim pilgrims walk up to Mount Arafat, near the holy city of Mecca, ahead of the hajj main ritual, Oct. 25, 2012. Vast crowds of Muslim pilgrims, all dressed in white, flocked from early in the morning to Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabia's west to take part in the main rituals of the annual hajj.
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  • Hajjis Descend on Mecca

    Muslim pilgrims pray on Mount Arafat, near the holy city of Mecca, ahead of the hajj main ritual, Oct. 25, 2012. Vast crowds of Muslim pilgrims, all dressed in white, flocked from early in the morning to Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabia's west to take part in the main rituals of the annual hajj.
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  • Hajjis Descend on Mecca

    Muslim pilgrims pray on a rocky hill called the Mountain of Mercy, on the Plain of Arafat near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, in the early hours of Oct. 25, 2012. Saudi authorities say around 3.4 million pilgrims, some 1.7 million of them from abroad, have arrived in the holy cities of Mecca and Medina for this year's pilgrimage.
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  • Hajjis Descend on Mecca

    Muslim pilgrims pray on a rocky hill called the Mountain of Mercy on the Plain of Arafat near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Oct. 25, 2012.
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  • Hajjis Descend on Mecca

    A Muslim pilgrim cries as he prays at sunrise on a rocky hill called the Mountain of Mercy, on the Plain of Arafat near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Oct. 25, 2012.
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  • Hajjis Descend on Mecca

    Muslim pilgrims pray on a rocky hill called the Mountain of Mercy on the Plain of Arafat near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Oct. 25, 2012.
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  • Hajjis Descend on Mecca

    Muslim pilgrims pray outside Namira mosque in Arafat near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Oct. 25, 2012. Saudi authorities say around 3.4 million pilgrims, some 1.7 million of them from abroad, have arrived in the holy cities of Mecca and Medina for this year's pilgrimage.
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  • Hajjis Descend on Mecca

    Muslim pilgrims perform the noon prayer outside the Namera mosque in the Plain of Arafat on the outskirts of the holy city of Mecca, Oct. 25, 2012.
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  • Hajjis Descend on Mecca

    Muslim pilgrims gather on Mount Arafat, near the holy city of Mecca, ahead of the hajj main ritual, Oct. 25, 2012. Vast crowds of Muslim pilgrims, all dressed in white, flocked from early in the morning to Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabia's west to take part in the main rituals of the annual hajj.
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  • Hajjis Descend on Mecca

    Muslim pilgrims head to Mount Arafat ahead of the hajj main ritual in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Oct. 24, 2012.
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  • The Hajj in Mecca

    Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba as they pray inside and outside the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Oct. 22, 2012. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws more than 2 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world.
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  • The Hajj in Mecca

    Millions of Muslims will gather to pray in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, this year during the annual Islamic pilgrimage through Oct. 29, 2012.
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  • The Hajj in Mecca

    Hajjis wait for the start of prayers at the Grand Mosque in the Saudi holy city of Mecca Oct. 22, 2012. Muslim pilgrims are descending in droves on Mecca for the annual pilgrimage, the world's largest yearly gathering that Saudi Arabia says will not be affected by political instability in the region.
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  • The Hajj in Mecca

    Muslim pilgrims leave the area close to the Grand Mosque (background), after evening prayers Oct. 23, 2012, in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
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  • The Hajj in Mecca

    Muslim pilgrims walk around the holy Kaaba in the Grand Mosque of the holy city of Mecca Oct. 22, 2012. Millions of Muslims from around the world flood the Saudi city of Mecca to perform the annual hajj pilgrimage, which is one of the five pillars of Islam.
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  • The Hajj in Mecca

    Muslim pilgrims perform their evening prayers at Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca Oct. 22, 2012.
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  • The Hajj in Mecca

    Muslim pilgrims pray at the top of Noor Mountain, near where the Hiraa cave is located on the outskirts of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Oct. 21, 2012. It's believed that Prophet Muhammad used the cave as a spiritual retreat.
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  • The Hajj in Mecca

    The Grand Mosque is seen from the top of Noor Mountain, near where the Hiraa cave is located on the outskirts of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Oct. 21, 2012. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws more than 2 million people, most of them from Asia, primarily Indonesia.
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