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Millions of Muslims Begin Annual Hajj Pilgrimage

More than 2 million Muslims began the annual Hajj pilgrimage Sunday in Saudi Arabia, circling the cube-shaped Kaaba from first light in Mecca that Islam’s faithful face five times each day during their prayers.   The five-day Hajj pilgrimage represents one of the world’s biggest gatherings every year, a trip required of all able-bodied Muslims once in their life.    The Hajj offers pilgrims an opportunity to feel closer to God amid the Muslim world’s many challenges,...

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