Photos: Muslims climb Mount Arafat for peak of haj pilgrimage
Muslims climb Mount Arafat for peak of hajj pilgrimage (Photo: Reuters)
Date: 2017-08-31 16:07
Nearly 2 million Muslims packed Mount Arafat Thursday (August 31), near the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, marking the peak of the annual haj pilgrimage.
Helicopters flew around the area as the faithful converged from dawn on the surrounding Mount Arafat plain and the hill known as Jabal al-Rahma or Mount of Mercy.