Muslims pray at the Grand Mosque during the annual Haj pilgrimage in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia on Thursday. Photo: Reuters

More than 2 million Muslims begin haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia

  • The haj, one of the world’s largest religious gatherings, must be undertaken by all Muslims with the means at least once in their lives
  • It consists of a series of religious rites which are completed over five days in Islam’s holiest city and its surroundings in western Saudi Arabia
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Muslims pray at the Grand Mosque during the annual Haj pilgrimage in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia on Thursday. Photo: Reuters
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