Pilgrims set out for Mina

Muslims go to Mecca is to pray in the Masjid al-Haram. Often, they perform the Umrah, the lesser pilgrimage, while visiting the Masjid al-Haram. Once a year, the Hajj, the greater pilgrimage, takes place in Mecca and nearby sites. During the Hajj, several million people of varying races and nationalities worship in unison.

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