Assembly Election Results 2017

Hajj 2013

Oct 14, 2013, 11:38 AM IST
An elderly Muslim pilgrim poses for a picture in front of the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
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An elderly Muslim pilgrim poses for a picture in front of the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

Mohammed Akhmetov, 71, a Muslim pilgrim from Kazakhstan who is performing the hajj for the first time, poses for a photograph as he leaves the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
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Mohammed Akhmetov, 71, a Muslim pilgrim from Kazakhstan who is performing the hajj for the first time, poses for a photograph as he leaves the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

A Nigerian pilgrim adjusts his clothes as he and others leave Friday prayers at the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
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A Nigerian pilgrim adjusts his clothes as he and others leave Friday prayers at the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

Pigeons fly around Muslim pilgrims leaving the noon prayers outside the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
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Pigeons fly around Muslim pilgrims leaving the noon prayers outside the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

A Muslim pilgrim prays in front of the Kaaba, the cube-shaped structure in the city’s Grand Mosque that Muslims around the world face in prayer five times a day, in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
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A Muslim pilgrim prays in front of the Kaaba, the cube-shaped structure in the city’s Grand Mosque that Muslims around the world face in prayer five times a day, in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

Muslim pilgrims carry their luggage as they prepare to leave Mecca to begin the hajj ritual, in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
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Muslim pilgrims carry their luggage as they prepare to leave Mecca to begin the hajj ritual, in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

Muslims, some in wheelchairs circle the Kaaba, the cube-shaped structure in the city’s Grand Mosque that Muslims around the world face in prayer five times a day, on a new raised walkway in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
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Muslims, some in wheelchairs circle the Kaaba, the cube-shaped structure in the city’s Grand Mosque that Muslims around the world face in prayer five times a day, on a new raised walkway in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

Muslim pilgrims are seen through a decorative window of the Grand Mosque as they circle around the Kaaba, the cube-shaped structure in the city’s Grand Mosque that Muslims around the world face in prayer five times a day, in the Muslim holy city of Mecca.
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Muslim pilgrims are seen through a decorative window of the Grand Mosque as they circle around the Kaaba, the cube-shaped structure in the city’s Grand Mosque that Muslims around the world face in prayer five times a day, in the Muslim holy city of Mecca.

Muslim pilgrims pray at the door of the Kaaba, the cube-shaped structure in the Grand Mosque, that Muslims around the world face in prayer five times a day, in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
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Muslim pilgrims pray at the door of the Kaaba, the cube-shaped structure in the Grand Mosque, that Muslims around the world face in prayer five times a day, in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

Muslim pilgrims circle counterclockwise with their hearts tilted toward the Kaaba, the cube-shaped structure that Muslims around the world face in prayer five times a day, in the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The hajj, a central pillar of Islam and one that able-bodied Muslims must make once in their lives, is a four-day spiritual cleansing based on centuries of interpretation of the traditions of Prophet Muhammad.
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Muslim pilgrims circle counterclockwise with their hearts tilted toward the Kaaba, the cube-shaped structure that Muslims around the world face in prayer five times a day, in the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The hajj, a central pillar of Islam and one that able-bodied Muslims must make once in their lives, is a four-day spiritual cleansing based on centuries of interpretation of the traditions of Prophet Muhammad.

An Egyptian Muslim pilgrim reads verses from Islam`s holy book the Quran in Arafat, near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
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An Egyptian Muslim pilgrim reads verses from Islam`s holy book the Quran in Arafat, near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

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.
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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.

An Egyptian 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.
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An Egyptian 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.

Muslim pilgrims pray on a rocky hill called the Mountain of Mercy, some touching a marker at its peak, on the Plain of Arafat, near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
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Muslim pilgrims pray on a rocky hill called the Mountain of Mercy, some touching a marker at its peak, on the Plain of Arafat, near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

Muslim pilgrims pray on a rocky hill called the Mountain of Mercy, near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
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Muslim pilgrims pray on a rocky hill called the Mountain of Mercy, near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

Muslim pilgrims pray on a rocky hill called the Mountain of Mercy, near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
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Muslim pilgrims pray on a rocky hill called the Mountain of Mercy, near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

A Muslim pilgrim chants on a rocky hill called the Mountain of Mercy, during the hajj, near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
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A Muslim pilgrim chants on a rocky hill called the Mountain of Mercy, during the hajj, near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

Muslim pilgrims raise their hands to receive umbrellas in front of a rocky hill called the Mountain of Mercy, on the Plain of Arafat near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
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Muslim pilgrims raise their hands to receive umbrellas in front of a rocky hill called the Mountain of Mercy, on the Plain of Arafat near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

Muslim pilgrims pray on a rocky hill called the Mountain of Mercy, near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
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Muslim pilgrims pray on a rocky hill called the Mountain of Mercy, near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba as they pray inside the Grand Mosque during the hajj, or pilgrimage, in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
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Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba as they pray inside the Grand Mosque during the hajj, or pilgrimage, in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Muslim pilgrim, Gaiad al Harbi, 15, has his head ritually shaved after he casts stones at a pillar, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called
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Saudi Muslim pilgrim, Gaiad al Harbi, 15, has his head ritually shaved after he casts stones at a pillar, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called "Jamarat," a rite of the annual hajj, in the Mina neighborhood of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

A Muslim pilgrim carries his son as they cast stones at a pillar, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called
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A Muslim pilgrim carries his son as they cast stones at a pillar, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called "Jamarat," the last rite of the annual hajj, in the Mina neighborhood of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

Muslim pilgrims cast stones at a pillar, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called
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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 the Mina neighborhood of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.