Repentant Muslims gather on Mount Arafat for haj climax

A Muslim pilgrim prays as she gather with others on Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat during the annual haj pilgrimage, outside the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia August 20, 2018. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

ARAFAT, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) – More than two million Muslims gathered at Mount Arafat on Monday for a vigil to atone for their sins and ask God’s forgiveness as the annual haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia approached its climax. Pilgrims clad in white robes signifying a state of purity spent the night in an encampment […]

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