Muslim Pilgrims Gather On Mount Arafat


Muslim pilgrims gathering on Mount Arafat, near Mecca, pray on... News Photo2013,Ceremony,Hajj,Horizontal,Islam,Mecca,Mount Arafat,Persian Gulf Countries,Pilgrimage,Praying,Religion,Saudi Arabia,Social GatheringPhotographer Collection: Anadolu Agency 2013 Anadolu AgencyMECCA, SAUDI ARABIA - OCTOBER 14:Muslim pilgrims gathering on Mount Arafat, near Mecca, pray on October 14, 2013. The pilgrims perform a series of rituals during the annual Hajj. They circumambulate the kaaba seven times, runs back and forth between the hills of Al-Safa and Al-Marwah, drink from the Zamzam Well, goes to the plains of Mount Arafat to stand in vigil, and throws stones in a ritual Stoning of Devil. The pilgrims then shave their heads, perform a ritual of animal sacrifice, and celebrate Eid al-Adha holiday. (Photo by Cem Oksuz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)