Pilgrimage to Mecca
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Islamic hajj

Hajj pilgrims touch the wall of the Kaaba, Islam’s holiest site, in the Saudi Arabian city of Mecca on Saturday. About 2 1/2 million Muslims are expected to take part in the pilgrimage to Mecca this year.

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People watch as worshippers circle the Kaaba, Islam’s holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque in Mecca on Friday, prior to the start of the annual Hajj pilgrimage in the holy city. 

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The Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on Saturday.

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People unload sacrificial animals to be displayed for sale at a market ahead of the holy festival of Eid al Adha, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Saturday.

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A vendor carries a sheep while waiting for customers at a livestock market in Kuwait City on Saturday, ahead of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.

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Muslim pilgrims pray around the holy Kaaba at the Grand Mosque in Mecca on Saturday.

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People from Iraqi Kurdistan cross the Tigris river at the Semalka crossing to visit family on the Syrian side on Saturday, ahead of Eid.

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Muslim pilgrims pray around the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque in Mecca on Saturday.

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Muslim Hajj pilgrims touch the wall of the Kaaba on Saturday.

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Pakistani vendors load a camel on a van at a livestock market in Lahore on Sunday, ahead of the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha.

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Sacrificial animals arrive by boat for sale at a market ahead of the holy festival of Eid al-Adha, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Saturday. 

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A boy pulls an animal he bought for the festival of sacrifice from a market in Sana, Yemen, on Saturday.

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Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque, ahead of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, early Friday. 

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