Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Hajj and Eid al-Adha 2011

All images from The Atlantic: The Hajj and Eid al-Adha 2011 'Starting last Friday and continuing through Wednesday, some 3 million Muslims from around the globe are participating in several rituals'
  Muslim pilgrim pray outside Namira mosque in Arafat near Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Workers embroider the Kiswa, a silk cloth covering the Holy Kaaba, in the holy city of Mecca h22_10406111  Muslim pilgrims move around the Kaaba, the black cube, inside the Grand Mosque, in Mecca An aerial view shows the Mecca Clock Tower as Muslim pilgrims walking around the Kaaba in the Grand Mosque of the holy city of Mecca during the annual Hajj pilgrimage rituals on November 7, 2011. (Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images) This aerial image taken through a window of a helicopter shows Indian Muslims offer prayers during Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of the Sacrifice, at the Taj Mahal Muslim pilgrims pray on Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat Indian Muslims attend outdoor prayers to mark the festival of Eid-al-Adha in Mumbai A woman prepares traditional sweets for sale A participant A young Indian Muslim girl gestures as others offer prayers during Eid al-Adha in New Delhi h28_RTR2TNRG Muslim pilgrims cast stones at a pillar, symbolizing the stoning of Satan h11_RTR2TPGL Muslim women attend prayers on the first day of Eid al-Adha in Somalia's capital A Pakistani paramilitary soldier stands guard as Muslims offer Eid prayers A Chechen boy prays in the main mosque in Grozny, Russia,

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