Hajj 2012: Muslims Embark On Pilgrimage To Mecca

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Each year millions of Muslims embark on the hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, making it one of the largest pilgrimages in the world today. The five-day hajj pilgrimage takes place from eighth to the 12th of Dhul Hijjah, the final month of the Islamic lunar calendar. In 2012, the hajj pilgrimage is observed from Oct. 24th-29th.

Performing hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam. Able-bodied Muslims are obligated to perform Hajj at least once in their lifetime.

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