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Muslims Mark Most Important Day of Hajj in Saudi Arabia

The most important day in the annual five-day Hajj was celebrated by the nearly 2 million Muslims who have converged on some of Islam's most revered sites in Saudi Arabia. Worshippers gathered from sunrise Sunday on a stony hill and a vast surrounding plain known as Mount Arafat, about 15 kilometers from Mecca. The faithful recited ritual incantations, prayed and read from the Quran on the first day of the Hajj. Muslims believe the Prophet Muhammad gave his last sermon at the...

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