An Indian Muslim pilgrim whose hands are decorated with henna and garlands is photographed before leaving for the annual Hajj pilgrimage to the Holy city of Mecca at the airport in New Delhi
Muslim pilgrims pray on Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat during the annual hajj pilgrimage, outside the holy city of Mecca on Wednesday
Muslim pilgrims gather on Mount Arafat near Mecca, Saudi Arabia as they perform one of the Hajj rituals
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A Muslim pilgrim prays atop Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat during the peak of the annual Haj pilgrimage, near the holy city of Mecca early on Monday morning. An estimated 2m Muslims were in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, for the start of the annual Haj pilgrimage.