In pictures: Day of prayer on Mount Arafat

10 photos of people gathering in Arafat to mark Hajj's most important day


AFP And Reuters August 10, 2019
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A pilgrim sleeps as after he arrives in Arafat to mark Hajj's most important day, Day of Arafat, during his Hajj pilgrimage in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. PHOTO: Reuters A pilgrim sleeps after he arrives in Arafat to mark Hajj's most important day, Day of Arafat, during his Hajj pilgrimage in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. PHOTO: Reuters

One year old Indonesian boy Samsirul Rizki bin Samirudin sits beside his mother as pilgrims begin gathering in Arafat to mark Hajj's most important day, Day of Arafat. PHOTO: Reuters One-year-old Indonesian boy Samsirul Rizki bin Samirudin sits beside his mother as pilgrims begin gathering in Arafat. PHOTO: Reuters

Pilgrims eat as they begin gathering in Arafat to mark Hajj's most important day. PHOTO: Reuters Pilgrims eat as they begin gathering in Arafat to mark Hajj's most important day. PHOTO: Reuters

Muslim pilgrims make their way to Mount Arafat, also known as Jabal al-Rahma (Mount of Mercy). PHOTO: AFP Muslim pilgrims make their way to Mount Arafat, also known as Jabal al-Rahma (Mount of Mercy). PHOTO: AFP

The ultra-conservative kingdom, which is undergoing dramatic social and economic reforms, has mobilised vast resources for the six-day journey, one of the five pillars of Islam. PHOTO: AFP The kingdom has mobilised vast resources for the six-day journey, one of the five pillars of Islam. PHOTO: AFP

Muslim pilgrims including young children pray at Mount Arafat, also known as Jabal al-Rahma (Mount of Mercy), southeast of the Saudi holy city of Mecca. PHOTO: AFP Muslim pilgrims including young children pray at Mount Arafat. PHOTO: AFP

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Muslim pilgrims pray at Mount Arafat, also known as Jabal al-Rahma (Mount of Mercy), southeast of the Saudi holy city of Mecca, as the climax of the Hajj pilgrimage approaches on August 10, 2019. PHOTO: AFP Muslim pilgrims pray at Mount Arafat as the climax of the Hajj pilgrimage approaches on August 10, 2019. PHOTO: AFP

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Arafat is the site where Muslims believe the Prophet Mohammed gave his last sermon about 14 centuries ago after leading his followers on the pilgrimage. PHOTO: AFP PHOTO: AFP

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