Muslim pilgrims

Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba at the Grand mosque in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100602011371" title="Mecca (Saudi Arabia)" href="/topic/international/saudi-arabia/mecca-%28saudi-arabia%29-PLGEO100100602011371.topic">Mecca</a>, during the annual haj pilgrimage. Millions flock to Mecca in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO00000070" title="Saudi Arabia" href="/topic/international/saudi-arabia-PLGEO00000070.topic">Saudi Arabia</a> for the annual haj pilgrimage, a duty for every able-bodied Muslim who can afford it. Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha to mark the end of the haj by slaughtering sheep, goats, cows and camels to commemorate Prophet Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail on God's command.
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( Reuters photo / November 18, 2010 )

Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba at the Grand mosque in Mecca, during the annual haj pilgrimage. Millions flock to Mecca in Saudi Arabia for the annual haj pilgrimage, a duty for every able-bodied Muslim who can afford it. Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha to mark the end of the haj by slaughtering sheep, goats, cows and camels to commemorate Prophet Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail on God's command.

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