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Hajj begins

Waleed Ali, Reuters

Posted at Aug 10 2019 12:06 AM

Hajj begins

Muslim pilgrims face the Kaaba as they pray at the Grand Mosque during the annual Hajj in the Muslim holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia on Friday. Hundreds of thousands of Muslims have arrived in the kingdom to participate in the annual pilgrimage, a mandatory religious duty that must be carried out at least once by every adult Muslim who is physically and financially capable of making the journey.