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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Al-Hajj 2010 Photo Gallery

An ambulance is parked among thousands of Muslim pilgrims praying near the Namira Mosque at Mount Arafat , southeast of the Saudi holy city of Mecca,Pilgrims flooded into the Arafat plain from Mecca and Mina before dawn for a key ritual around the site where prophet Mohammed gave his farewell sermon on this day in the Islamic calendar 1,378 years ago. Pilgrims spend the day at Arafat in reflection and reading the Koran

Muslim pilgrims pray outside Namira mosque in Arafat near Mecca , Saudi Arabia

Pilgrims fill the streets in prayer, near Namira mosque in Arafat

Pilgrims pray on the side of Mount Arafat , near Mecca

Pilgrims climb up Mount Arafat on the Plain of Arafa

Muslims on the Hajj pilgrimage take a rest in Mina near Mecca

Muslim pilgrims pray atop Mount Arafat

Thousands of tents housing Muslim pilgrims are crowded together in Mina near Mecca , Saudi Arabia , Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010
Muslim pilgrims walk past construction outside the Grand Mosque during the annual Hajj in Mecca

Muslim pilgrims are seen on their way towards a rocky hill called Mount Arafat , on the Plain of Arafat near Mecca

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