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PHOTO GALLERY: Muslims perform hajj rituals in Mena and Mecca




A muslim pilgrim has his head shaved after casting seven stones at a pillar that symbolizes Satan which is part of the annual haj pilgrimage rite in Mena, Saudi Arabia August 21, 2018. REUTERS

Muslim pilgrims cast stones at a pillar that symbolizes Satan during the annual haj pilgrimage in Mena, Saudi Arabia August 21, 2018. REUTERS

Muslim pilgrims cast stones at a pillar that symbolizes Satan during the annual haj pilgrimage in Mena, Saudi Arabia August 21, 2018. REUTERS

Muslim pilgrims cast stones at a pillar that symbolizes Satan during the annual haj pilgrimage in Mena, Saudi Arabia August 21, 2018. REUTERS

Muslim pilgrims pray after they casted their stones at a pillar that symbolizes Satan, during the annual haj pilgrimage in Mena, Saudi Arabia August 21, 2018. REUTERS

Muslim pilgrims collect stones to cast at a pillar that symbolizes Satan, during the annual haj pilgrimage in Mena, Saudi Arabia August 21, 2018. REUTERS

A muslim pilgrim casts stones at a pillar that symbolizes Satan, during the annual haj pilgrimage in Mena, Saudi Arabia August 21, 2018. REUTERS

Muslim pilgrims cast stones at a pillar that symbolizes Satan, during the annual haj pilgrimage in Mena, Saudi Arabia August 21, 2018. REUTERS

Muslim pilgrims perform Tawaf al- Ifada after Arafat day during the annual haj pilgrimage at the grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca , Saudi Arabia August 21, 2018.REUTERS

Muslim pilgrims walk in the Al-Safa direction (Safa and Marwah) where Muslims walk back and forth seven times during Tawaf al- Ifada as part of the annual haj pilgrimage rite at the grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca , Saudi Arabia August 21, 2018. REUTERS

A Muslim pilgrim kisses the wall of the Kaaba during Tawaf al- Ifada after Arafat day during the annual haj pilgrimage at the grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca , Saudi Arabia August 21, 2018. REUTERS