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PostSubject: Re: Hajj   Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:22 pm


In this Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, Muslim women pilgrims make their way to throw cast stones
at a pillar, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called "Jamarat," the last rite of the
annual hajj, in Mina near the Saudi holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

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PostSubject: Re: Hajj   Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:00 pm


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 Thursday, 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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PostSubject: Re: Hajj   Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:11 pm


Muslim pilgrims pray on Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat in the early morning during the peak of the annual haj pilgrimage, near the holy city of Mecca October 25, 2012.
Nearly 3 million Muslim pilgrims started the first phase of the annual haj on Wednesday, travelling through packed streets from Mecca's Grand Mosque to the enormous camp at Mina just outside the Saudi Arabian city.

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PostSubject: Re: Hajj   Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:13 pm


Muslim pilgrims climb Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat during the peak of the annual haj pilgrimage near the holy city of Mecca October 25, 2012.

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PostSubject: Re: Hajj   Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:39 pm


Muslim pilgrims climb down Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat at the peak of the annual haj pilgrimage near the holy city of Mecca October 25, 2012.

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PostSubject: Re: Hajj   Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:44 pm


A Muslim pilgrim prays near the Jabal al-Rahma pillar on Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat in the early morning at the peak of the annual haj pilgrimage near the holy city of Mecca October 25, 2012.

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PostSubject: Re: Hajj   Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:18 pm


This aerial image made from a helicopter shows tens of thousands of Muslim pilgrims moving around the Kaaba, the black cube seen at center, inside the Grand Mosque, during the annual Hajj in the Saudi holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012.

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PostSubject: Re: Hajj   Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:20 pm


Muslim pilgrims cast stones at a pillar, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called "Jamarat," the last rite of the annual hajj, in Mina near the Saudi holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Sunday,
Oct. 28, 2012.

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PostSubject: Re: Hajj   Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:22 pm


Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba and pray in front of the Station of Ibrahim (Maqam Ibrahim) during Tawaf al-Wadaa (Farewell Tawaf) on the last day of the annual haj pilgrimage at the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca October 29, 2012.

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PostSubject: Re: Hajj   Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:24 pm


Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba and pray at the Grand Mosque during Tawaf al-Wadaa (Farewell Tawaf) on the last day of the annual haj pilgrimage in the holy city of Mecca October 29, 2012.

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PostSubject: Re: Hajj   Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:27 pm


A crowd of Muslim pilgrims make their way to throw stones at a pillar, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called "Jamarat," a rite of the annual hajj, in Mina near the Saudi holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012.

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PostSubject: Re: Hajj   Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:30 pm


In this image made while zooming the camera lens, Muslim pilgrims cast stones at a pillar, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called "Jamarat," a rite of the annual hajj, the Islamic faith's most holy pilgrimage, in Mina near the Saudi holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Friday,
Oct. 26, 2012.
The five-day rituals of Hajj began on October 24 when millions arrived in the holy city of Mecca.

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PostSubject: Re: Hajj   Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:34 pm


Muslim pilgrims arrive to cast stones at pillars symbolising Satan, as part of a haj pilgrimage rite, on the first day of Eid al-Adha in Mena, near the holy city of Mecca October 26, 2012.
Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha to mark the end of the Haj by slaughtering sheep, goats, cows and camels to commemorate Prophet Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail on God's command.

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PostSubject: Re: Hajj   Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:36 pm


Muslim pilgrims collect stones to prepare to cast seven stones at a pillar that symbolizes Satan during the annual haj pilgrimage, as part of a haj pilgrimage rite, on the first day of Eid al-Adha in Mina, near the holy city of Mecca October 26, 2012.

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PostSubject: Re: Hajj   Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:37 pm


Muslim pilgrims cast seven stones at a pillar that symbolizes Satan during the annual haj pilgrimage, as part of a haj pilgrimage rite, on the first day of Eid al-Adha in Mina, near the holy city of Mecca October 26, 2012.

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PostSubject: Re: Hajj   Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:40 pm


Muslim pilgrims cast stones at a pillar, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called "Jamarat," a rite of the annual hajj, the Islamic faith's most holy pilgrimage, in Mina near the Saudi holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Friday, Oct. 26, 2012.

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PostSubject: Re: Hajj   Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:44 pm


A Muslim pilgrim has his head ritually shaved after he cast stones at a pillar, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called "Jamarat," a rite of the annual hajj, the Islamic faith's most holy pilgrimage, in Mina near the Saudi holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Friday, Oct. 26, 2012.

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PostSubject: Re: Hajj   Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:47 pm


Muslim pilgrims cast stones at a pillar, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called "Jamarat," a rite of the annual hajj, the Islamic faith's most holy pilgrimage, in Mina near the Saudi holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Friday, Oct. 26, 2012.

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PostSubject: Re: Hajj   Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:50 pm


A muslim pilgrim's child casts stones at a pillar, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called "Jamarat," a rite of the annual hajj, the Islamic faith's most holy pilgrimage, in Mina near the Saudi holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Friday, Oct. 26, 2012.

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PostSubject: Re: Hajj   Tue Oct 30, 2012 4:16 pm


Water is sprayed over Muslim pilgrims near the Namera mosque and on the plains of Arafat during the peak of the annual haj pilgrimage, near the holy city of Mecca October 25, 2012.
Nearly 3 million Muslim pilgrims started the first phase of the annual haj on Wednesday, travelling through packed streets from Mecca's Grand Mosque to the enormous camp at Mina just outside the Saudi Arabian city.

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PostSubject: Re: Hajj   Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:53 pm


Muslim pilgrims climb down Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat at the peak of the annual haj pilgrimage near the holy city of Mecca October 25, 2012.

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PostSubject: Re: Hajj   Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:55 pm


Muslim pilgrims sit on Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat in the early morning during the annual haj pilgrimage near the holy city of Mecca October 25, 2012.

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PostSubject: Re: Hajj   Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:57 pm


A Muslim pilgrim sleeps while others climb Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat in the early morning during the peak of the annual haj pilgrimage near the holy city of Mecca October 25, 2012.

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PostSubject: Re: Hajj   Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:59 pm


Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba and pray at the Grand mosque during the annual haj pilgrimage in the holy city of Mecca October 23, 2012, ahead of Eid al-Adha which marks the end of haj.
On October 25, the day of Arafat, millions of Muslim pilgrims will stand in prayer on Mount Arafat near Mecca at the peak of the annual pilgrimage.

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PostSubject: Re: Hajj   Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:08 am


Muslim pilgrims wait to pray at the Grand mosque during the annual haj pilgrimage in the holy city of Mecca October 23, 2012, ahead of Eid al-Adha which marks the end of haj.

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