Sunday, December 31, 2006

Sunday Superstition

Thousands of Muslim pilgrims surround the Kaaba in Mecca
New security measures are in place for the Hajj
Millions of Muslim pilgrims performing the Hajj in Saudi Arabia have thrown stones at three pillars representing the devil, as part of a ritual.

New security measures have been added in an effort to control the movement of pilgrims and prevent stampedes that have killed hundreds in the past.

Saturday's ritual coincides with the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha. The Hajj ends on Monday.

Muslims are obliged to undertake the pilgrimage at least once, if able.

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