In Pics: Hajj 2018 Pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia |

In Pics: Hajj 2018 Pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia

Hundreds of thousands of Muslims are completing the Hajj pilgrimage this week, as captured in these pictures

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22 August 2018

Last updated on 13 November 2018
In Pics: Hajj 2018

Every year, hundreds of thousands of Muslims complete the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia.

For 2018, there has been over 2 million pilgrims complete the journey, as they conduct the rituals of Hajj from August 19th through to August 24th, 2018.

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From the drinking of zamzam water, to the trek to Mount Arafat, to the circumambulation around the Kaaba - there are rituals that able-bodied Muslims must complete as part of the annual Hajj pilgrimage.

We've seen how incredible the Kaaba and the Grand Mosque look from space in Mecca, but here's some of the top pictures we've found from this year's Hajj 2018.

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