A crescendo of devotion: Eid marks the end of haj pilgrimage

Updated On Sep 12, 2016 08:33 PM IST
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Muslim pilgrims join one of the haj rituals on Mount Arafat, near Mecca. (AFP Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Muslim pilgrims join one of the haj rituals on Mount Arafat, near Mecca. (AFP Photo)

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Pilgrims walk during the haj pilgrimage, in Mina. (Reuters Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Pilgrims walk during the haj pilgrimage, in Mina. (Reuters Photo)

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Muslim pilgrims arrive to throw pebbles at pillars during the "Jamarat" ritual, the stoning of Satan, in Mina, near the holy city of Mecca. (AFP Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Muslim pilgrims arrive to throw pebbles at pillars during the "Jamarat" ritual, the stoning of Satan, in Mina, near the holy city of Mecca. (AFP Photo)

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A handout picture provided by the Saudi Royal Palace shows Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz (right) looking at temporary accommodation to visiting pilgrims in Mina, near the holy city of Mecca. (AFP Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A handout picture provided by the Saudi Royal Palace shows Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz (right) looking at temporary accommodation to visiting pilgrims in Mina, near the holy city of Mecca. (AFP Photo)

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Saudi Muslim pilgrims make their way to cast stones at a pillar symbolising the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called "Jamarat," the last rite of the annual hajj, on the first day of Eid al-Adha, in Mina. (AP Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Saudi Muslim pilgrims make their way to cast stones at a pillar symbolising the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called "Jamarat," the last rite of the annual hajj, on the first day of Eid al-Adha, in Mina. (AP Photo)

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Muslim pilgrims cast stones at pillars during the annual Haj pilgrimage on the first day of Eid al-Adha in Mina, near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. (Reuters Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Muslim pilgrims cast stones at pillars during the annual Haj pilgrimage on the first day of Eid al-Adha in Mina, near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. (Reuters Photo)

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Pilgrims watch sunrise before they make their way to cast stones at a pillar on the first day of Eid al-Adha, in Mina, Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Pilgrims watch sunrise before they make their way to cast stones at a pillar on the first day of Eid al-Adha, in Mina, Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo)

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Muslim pilgrims during the annual Haj pilgrimage on Eid al-Adha in Mina. (Reuters Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Muslim pilgrims during the annual Haj pilgrimage on Eid al-Adha in Mina. (Reuters Photo)

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Muslim devotees gather for the morning Eid al-Adha prayer outside a mosque in the Omani capital Muscat. (AFP Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Muslim devotees gather for the morning Eid al-Adha prayer outside a mosque in the Omani capital Muscat. (AFP Photo)

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Pilgrims shave their heads during the annual Haj pilgrimage on the first day of Eid al-Adha in Mina. (Reuters Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Pilgrims shave their heads during the annual Haj pilgrimage on the first day of Eid al-Adha in Mina. (Reuters Photo)

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Shia Muslim pilgrims pray at the shrine of Imam Abbas on Arafah day, in the holy Iraqi city of Karbala, Baghdad. Barred from Mecca amid an escalating spat between Tehran and Saudi Arabia, masses of Iranian Shia faithful have converged in Karbala for an alternative pilgrimage. (AFP Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Shia Muslim pilgrims pray at the shrine of Imam Abbas on Arafah day, in the holy Iraqi city of Karbala, Baghdad. Barred from Mecca amid an escalating spat between Tehran and Saudi Arabia, masses of Iranian Shia faithful have converged in Karbala for an alternative pilgrimage. (AFP Photo)

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Shia Muslim pilgrims gather in front of the shrine of Imam Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet Mohammed, on Arafah day, in Karbala. (AFP Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Shia Muslim pilgrims gather in front of the shrine of Imam Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet Mohammed, on Arafah day, in Karbala. (AFP Photo)

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