Muslim pilgrims from around the world were arriving late Thursday at Mount Arafat in western Saudi Arabia for the annual hajj pilgrimage, the spiritual peak of their lives.
Hundreds of thousands of Muslim pilgrims began a mass movement out of the holy city of Mecca towards the nearby Mina Valley in Saudi Arabia on Thursday, beginning the hajj.
Some two million Muslims poured out of the holy city of Mecca Sunday to begin the annual hajj, their numbers reduced on fears of the MERS virus.
RSS has welcomed the Supreme Court ruling asking the government to phase out Haj subsidy to Muslim pilgrims.
Saudi Interior Minister puts number of pilgrims from abroad at 1.8 million.
The world`s largest annual pilgrimage, the Hajj, began with thousands of Muslims pouring into the camp of Mina from Mecca to prepare for solemn rituals.
A Saudi minister had earlier suggested al Qaeda may attack Hajj pilgrims.
Millions of Muslim pilgrims are pelting stone walls representing the devil before a final trip back to Islam`s holiest site on the closing day of the annual Haj.
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