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Hajj pilgrims gather in Makkah

Hajj pilgrims gather in Makkah
Muslim pilgrims pray on their way up Noor Mountain in the holy city of Makkah before the start of the annual hajj pilgrimage. (Getty Images)
Hajj pilgrims gather in Makkah
A man sells gifts for Muslim pilgrims on their way up Noor Mountain. (Getty Images)
Hajj pilgrims gather in Makkah
The annual hajj pilgrimage takes place from November 25 to 29. (Getty Images)
Hajj pilgrims gather in Makkah
Some 2.5 million or more Muslims from all over the world are expected to take part in the pilgrimage. (Getty Images)
Hajj pilgrims gather in Makkah
A Saudi muttawif, or hajj guide, leads a group of foreign pilgrims during a visit to the Mount of Mercy (Jabal al-Rahma) on the plain of Arafat. (Getty Images)
Hajj pilgrims gather in Makkah
Some 2.5 million Muslims from more than 160 countries converge annually on the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina in western Saudi Arabia for the hajj pilgrimage. (Getty Images)