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Steps of Hajj, the Islamic Pilgrimage to Mecca

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Day 1 of the Pilgrimage (8th of Dhul-Hijjah)
Tent city of Mina during Hajj

During Hajj, Mina turns into an enormous tent city housing millions of pilgrims

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On the first official day of the pilgrimage, the millions of pilgrims that have now gathered travel from Makkah to Mina, a small village east of the city. There they spend the day and night in enormous tent cities, praying, reading the Qur’an, and resting for the next day.

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