Title:SAUDI ARABIA: Muslim pilgrims perform the final rituals of Haj
Date:10th November 2011
Summary:MECCA, SAUDI ARABIA (NOVEMBER 8, 2011) (REUTERS)
VARIOUS OVERVIEWS OF PILGRIMS DOING THE LAST CIRCULATION AROUND KA`ABA AT THE GRAND MOSQUE IN MECCA AFTER THEY FINISHED THE STONING OF THE JAMARAT
Embargoed:25th November 2011 12:00
Location:Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia
Story Text: Nearly three million Muslim pilgrims were performing the final rituals of the hajj on Tuesday (November 8).
Pilgrims rushed to throw 21 stones at pillars that symbolise the devil in the Saudi village of Mina, the last rite of the annual pilgrimage.
The ritual is an emulation of Ibrahim's stoning of the devil at the three spots where he is said to have appeared trying to dissuade the biblical patriarch from obeying God's order to sacrifice his son, Ishmael.
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