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13 Insightful Pictures From Hajj 2017: The Pilgrimage To Mecca

A peak into the sacred journey of Hajj 2017

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27 August 2017

Last updated on 27 August 2017
13 Insightful Pictures From Hajj 2017: The Pilgrimage To Mecca

The greater of the Eids - Eid Al Adha 2017 - is here and on Wednesday, August 30th millions of Muslims will join together to partake in this year’s Hajj. Already, pilgrims have arrived and are still making their way to Mecca to mark the occasion.

SEE ALSO: Eid Al Adha in Saudi Arabia - the traditions, meaning and history

One of the five pillars of the Islamic faith is that all followers need to take the pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in their lifetime if they are physically and financially capable.

Mecca is considered as the holiest city for Muslims and is not open to non-believers.

Here are all the best moments we've found that have been captured so far during this year’s Hajj if you couldn’t attend, or is just curious about what is happening during this holy time of Hajj.

People of all abilities make the sacred pilgrimage to Hajj each year.

The scenery and architecture is so beautiful to see!


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An iconic building standing tall above the pilgrims at Hajj. 


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Pilgrims hike up to Jabal Nur to perform prayer inside the Cave if Hira.


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Thousands and thousands of people visit each year for Hajj.

People of all colours participate in the same ritual, and display a spirit of unity. 


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The framing of this snap is beautiful to see. 


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Caption reads 'arches upon arches upon arches'...


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One pilgrim is on the way to Haram for Hajj 2017. 


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This is Quba mosque, the second largest mosque in Madinah after the Prohpet's mosque. 


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Caption reads 'being here is one of the best feelings ever...' 


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