Millions of Muslims from around the world have arrived in the Saudi Arabian city of Mecca for the annual Hajj pilgrimage, one of the five pillars of Islam. The five-day pilgrimage started last Saturday and re-enacts the actions of the Prophet Muhammad from more than 1,400 years ago. It is a spiritual journey meant to cleanse the faithful of sin, bringing one closer to God.
This year’s Hajj is expected to be attended by more than 1.5 million pilgrims and NPR brings you some incredible photos –
A must click!