Millions of Muslims gather in the Saudi city of Mecca to perform the Hajj
1. Millions of pilgrims have arrived in Mecca for Islam’s annual Hajj pilgrimage with Saudi authorities warning they will stop any disruptive protests over the conflict in Syria.
2. Hajj must be performed least once in their lifetime by Muslims capable of making a duty applies equally Sunni and Shi’ite Muslims.
3. Saudi leaders have emphasised it is a strictly religious occasion and they are prepared to deal with any troublemaking.
4. A Muslim pilgrim leaves the Grand Mosque with his daughter after performing the evening prayers
5. Muslim pilgrims perform their prayers in the Grand Mosque of the holy city of Mecca
6. Muslim pilgrims wait for the start of prayers at the Grand Mosque in the Saudi holy city of Mecca
7. Muslim pilgrims leave the Grand mosque after the noon prayer in Mecca
8. Muslim pilgrims perform their evening prayers, in Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca
9. Muslim pilgrims perform their evening prayers in the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca
10. A Muslim pilgrim waits in a wheelchair after performing early dawn prayers in an area near the Grand Mosque