03/10/2014

Picture of the week

Picture of the week

Muslim pilgrims pray around the holy Kaaba at the Grand Mosque in Mecca©Reuters/Muhammad Hamed – Around 1.3 million Muslims have been converging on the holy city of Makkah from all over the world to perform the annual hajj pilgrimage, which begins Thursday. Hajj is the fifth pillar of Islam and occurs in the month of Dhul Hijjah, the last month of the Islamic calendar.