Thursday, October 25, 2012

Hajj Pilgrimage Begins

The four-day hajj pilgrimage begins in Saudi Arabia; millions of Muslims pray together to erase sins, find peace.

Photo credit: 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, in the early hours of Thursday, 25 October 2012. Saudi authorities say around 3.4 million pilgrims — some 1.7 million of them from abroad — have arrived in the holy cities of Mecca and Medina for this year's pilgrimage. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

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