Some 2.5 million Muslim hajj pilgrims scale Mount Arafat

Some 2.5 million Muslim hajj pilgrims scale Mount ArafatNearly 2.5 million Muslim hajj pilgrims converged on Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabia Saturday marshalled by tens of thousands of stewards in a bid to prevent any repetition of previous years’ deadly stampedes. Raising their palms skywards, the pilgrims set off on the climb to the summit where they held prayers to atone for their sins in a ritual that is regarded as the high point of the annual hajj.



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