- Title: SAUDI ARABIA: Muslim pilgrims stone the devil on day two of Eid al-Adha
- Date: 5th October 2014
- Summary: EDITORS NOTE: AUDIO QUALITY AS INCOMING MINA, MECCA, SAUDI ARABIA (OCTOBER 5, 2014) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF SUNRISE IN MINA VARIOUS OF PILGRIMS HEADING TO STONING (JAMARAT) AREA IN MINA VARIOUS SIGN READING (English and Arabic): JAMARAH VARIOUS OF PILGRIMS STONING THE DEVIL VARIOUS OF MOROCCAN PILGRIM STONING (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) UNNAMED, MOROCCAN PILGRIM, SAYING: "Thanks to God we completed circulating the Kaaba, and then we moved to Arafat and everything went well and now we are throwing the Jamarat." PILGRIMS WALKING / SIGN READING (English and Arabic): MIDDLE JAMARAH SIGN READING (English and Arabic): MIDDLE JAMARAH MORE OF PILGRIMS STONING PILGRIMS WALKING PAST / SIGN READING (English and Arabic): BIG JAMARAH VARIOUS OF SIGN READING (English and Arabic): BIG JAMARAH MORE OF PILGRIM STONING (SOUNDBITE) (English) PAKISTANI PILGRIM, HANA, SAYING: "Haj almost done, we can leave tomorrow or after tomorrow. Haj was excellent." PILGRIMS WALKING SIGN READING (Arabic and English): MAKKAH MECCA, SAUDI ARABIA (OCTOBER 5, 2014) (REUTERS) MALE PILGRIMS HAVING THEIR HEADS SHAVED MORE OF PILGRIMS
- Embargoed: 20th October 2014 13:00
- Location: Saudi Arabia
- Country: Saudi Arabia
- Topics: Religion
- Reuters ID: LVACC7Q0PU6PG15VPPX8H5OE6WDY
- Story Text: Pilgrims taking part in Haj take part in the symbolic stoning of the devil on the second day of Eid al-Adha.
Hundreds of thousands of Muslim pilgrims took part in the symbolic stoning of the devil ritual for a second day on Sunday (October 5) in Saudi Arabia's Mina valley, as the annual Haj pilgrimage nears its end.
Men, women and children from 163 countries pelted three huge concrete structures representing the devil with pebbles, in an event that seemed better organised than in previous years.
The faithful began the final stages of the annual Haj pilgrimage on Saturday (October 4), which was also the first day of Eid al-Adha, the feast of sacrifice.
"Thanks to God we completed circulating the Kaaba, and then we moved to Arafat and everything went well and now we are throwing the Jamarat," said an unnamed pilgrim from Morocco.
They hurled stones only at one pillar but on Sunday, pilgrims throw seven pebbles at each of the three pillars, which they repeat over the next two days, shouting "Allahu Akbar (God is the Greatest)", they hurled the stones and offered prayers.
Saudi Arabia's public statistics office said on Saturday the total number of pilgrims this year is 2,085,238 .
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