Become a digitalPLUS subscriber. 99¢ for 4 weeks.

Muslim pilgrims

n ambulance is parked as thousands of Muslim pilgrims pray 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... Getty Images