Pakistani Muslims set out on hajj

Hajj pilgrims have set out from Pakistan, boarding the first of the Hajj flights to Saudi Arabia from Karachi. Millions of Muslims head to Makkah and Medinah, Islam's two holiest sites to attend the annual pilgrimage.
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Pakistani hajj pilgrimages arrive at an airport terminal for first hajj flight to Saudi Arabia in Karachi on September 8, 2013. Millions of Muslims head to Makkah and Medinah, Islam's two holiest sites to attend the annual hajj. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Pakistani hajj pilgrimages arrive at an airport terminal for first hajj flight to Saudi Arabia in Karachi on September 8, 2013. Millions of Muslims head to Makkah and Medinah, Islam's two holiest sites to attend the annual hajj. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Pakistani hajj pilgrimages arrive at an airport terminal for first hajj flight to Saudi Arabia in Karachi on September 8, 2013. Millions of Muslims head to Makkah and Medinah, Islam's two holiest sites to attend the annual hajj. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Pakistani hajj pilgrimages arrive at an airport terminal for first hajj flight to Saudi Arabia in Karachi on September 8, 2013. Millions of Muslims head to Makkah and Medinah, Islam's two holiest sites to attend the annual hajj. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Pakistani hajj pilgrimages arrive at an airport terminal for first hajj flight to Saudi Arabia in Karachi on September 8, 2013. Millions of Muslims head to Makkah and Medinah, Islam's two holiest sites to attend the annual hajj. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Pakistani hajj pilgrimages arrive at an airport terminal for first hajj flight to Saudi Arabia in Karachi on September 8, 2013. Millions of Muslims head to Makkah and Medinah, Islam's two holiest sites to attend the annual hajj. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A Pakistani hajj pilgrimage hugs his daughter at an airport terminal for first hajj flight to Saudi Arabia in Karachi on September 8, 2013. Millions of Muslims head to Makkah and Medinah, Islam's two holiest sites to attend the annual hajj. (AFP/Getty Images)