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Muslims cast stones at a pillar symbolizing the devil as part of one of the hajj rituals called jamarah on Tuesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hassan Ammar / Associated Press

Pilgrims participate in the jamarah stoning ritual on Sunday. The ritual commemorates Abraham's rejection of the devil, who had tried to persuade the prophet to disobey God. Muslims believe Abraham threw stones at the devil on three occasions.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hassan Ammar / Associated Press

Muslims arrive in Mina on Sunday for the stoning ritual.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ammar Awad / Reuters

Muslims pray at Mount Arafat, considered the site of the prophet Muhammad's last sermon, on Saturday. The day spent in prayer at Arafat is considered the crux of the hajj pilgrimage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hassan Ammar / Associated Press

A Muslim pilgrim prays in the desert plain of Arafat on Saturday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hassan Ammar / Associated Press

Muslims climb Mount Arafat, also called Mount of Mercy, on Saturday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hassan Ammar / Associated Press

A Muslim woman recites a prayer near Mount Arafat on Saturday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hassan Ammar / Associated Press

On Saturday, the second day of the hajj pilgrimage, Muslims gather in the desert plain of Arafat.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Amel Pain / EPA

Muslims set out for Mina after Friday prayers in the Grand Mosque in Mecca.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hassan Ammar / Associated Press

Tens of thousands of Muslims pray inside the Grand Mosque on Friday, the first day of the hajj pilgrimage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hassan Ammar / Associated Press

Muslims repeatedly circle the Kaaba, a cube-shaped structure in the center of the Grand Mosque. The building is believed to have been first built by the prophet Adam, and then later rebuilt by the prophet Abraham and his son Ishmael.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hassan Ammar / Associated Press

A Muslim pilgrim prays near the Hira cave, on the outskirts of Mecca, on Nov. 2. It is belived the prophet Muhammad received his first revelations from God at the cave.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hassan Ammar / Associated Press

The Grand Mosque is seen from the top of the Hira cave near Mecca on Nov. 2.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hassan Ammar / Associated Press

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Muslims make their way to the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, for the annual hajj pilgrimage. The five-day observance, which ended Tuesday, draws up to 3 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world.

Read Rubaina Azhar’s article “For an American pilgrim in Saudi Arabia, a discovery of fellowship” and see Irfan Khan’s video “The House of Allah.”

3 Comments

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