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Gallery: Millions gathered to Grand Mosque in Makkah to perform Tawaf

Nearly 2.5 million pilgrims flocked at the Grand mosque for final prayers on Tuesday to perform Tawaf, a seven-round circumambulation around Kaaba at the end of their Hajj pilgrimage in the holy city of Makkah.

Gallery: Millions gathered to Grand Mosque in Makkah to perform Tawaf
Muslim pilgrims perform the final walk around the Kaaba (Tawaf al-Wadaa), Islam's holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Makkah on August 13, 2019. Muslims from across the world gather in Makkah in Saudi Arabia for the annual six-day pilgrimage, one of the five pillars of Islam, an act all Muslims must perform at least once in their lifetime if they have the means to travel to Saudi Arabia.
Gallery: Millions gathered to Grand Mosque in Makkah to perform Tawaf
Disabled muslim pilgrims arrive to attend the final walk around the Kaaba (Tawaf al-Wadaa), Islam's holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Makkah on August 13, 2019. Muslims from across the world gather in Makkah in Saudi Arabia for the annual six-day pilgrimage, one of the five pillars of Islam, an act all Muslims must perform at least once in their lifetime if they have the means to travel to Saudi Arabia.
Gallery: Millions gathered to Grand Mosque in Makkah to perform Tawaf
Muslim pilgrims touch the side of the Kaaba during the "Tawaf" ritual, a mandatory circumambulation around Islam's holiest shrine, at the climax of the annual Hajj pilgrimage at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Makkah on August 13, 2019. After the stoning of the devil ritual at the end of hajj, pilgrims return to the Grand Mosque in Makkah to perform a final "Tawaf" or circling of the Kaaba. The Kaaba is a cube structure that is the focal point of Islam and draped in a gold-embroidered black cloth.
Gallery: Millions gathered to Grand Mosque in Makkah to perform Tawaf
Muslim pilgrims perform the final walk around the Kaaba (Tawaf al-Wadaa), Islam's holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Makkah on August 13, 2019. Muslims from across the world gather in Makkah in Saudi Arabia for the annual six-day pilgrimage, one of the five pillars of Islam, an act all Muslims must perform at least once in their lifetime if they have the means to travel to Saudi Arabia.
Gallery: Millions gathered to Grand Mosque in Makkah to perform Tawaf
Muslim pilgrims gather around the Kaaba during the "Tawaf" ritual, a mandatory circumambulation around Islam's holiest shrine, at the climax of the annual Hajj pilgrimage at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Makkah on August 13, 2019. After the stoning of the devil ritual at the end of hajj, pilgrims return to the Grand Mosque in Makkah to perform a final "Tawaf" or circling of the Kaaba. The Kaaba is a cube structure that is the focal point of Islam and draped in a gold-embroidered black cloth.
Gallery: Millions gathered to Grand Mosque in Makkah to perform Tawaf
Muslim pilgrims touch the side of the Kaaba during the "Tawaaf" ritual, a mandatory circumambulation around Islam's holiest shrine, at the climax of the annual Hajj pilgrimage at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Makkah on August 13, 2019. After the stoning of the devil ritual at the end of hajj, pilgrims return to the Grand Mosque in Makkah to perform a final "Tawaf" or circling of the Kaaba. The Kaaba is a cube structure that is the focal point of Islam and draped in a gold-embroidered black cloth.