July 30, 2020

Muslim pilgrims scale Mount Arafat for peak of hajj

Mount Arafat (Saudi Arabia) (AFP) – Masked pilgrims scaled Saudi Arabia’s Mount Arafat Thursday to pray and repent in the climax of this year’s hajj, the smallest in modern times after ¬†massive crowds in previous years.A tight security cordon has been erected all around the foot of the rocky hill outside Mecca, also known as Jabal al-Rahma or Mount of Mercy, for the high point of the annual ritual.Pilgrims,¬†donning masks and observing social distancing as Saudi authorities enforce tough restrictions to prevent a coronavirus outbreak, embarked on the climb to the summit for Koran recitals and p…

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