Journey to Mecca — a Reuters slideshow and videos from the 2011 haj

By Reuters Staff
November 8, 2011

(Muslim pilgrims cast seven stones at a pillar that symbolizes Satan during the annual haj pilgrimage in Mena November 8, 2011. REUTERS/Ammar Awad)

Journey to Mecca — a Reuters slideshow from the 2011 haj. Click here for the slideshow.

 

Millions of Muslim pilgrims from around the world take part in the Haj ritual of stoning the devil by throwing pebbles at three walls. Here’s a Reuters video of the stoning the devil ritual:

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Also on Tuesday, Palestinian prisoners recently released as part of a deal with Israel travel to Mecca for Haj with the help of Saudi Arabia. Lindsey Parietti reports:

 

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