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Two million Muslims have participated in stone throwing ritual in Mecca

Pilgrimage to Mecca came to a climax. Over two million people participated in the so-called ritual of throwing stones – a tradition in which the faithful hit a stone wall that it symbolizes the devil. The whole ritual took place in heavy rain.

The Muslim Holy City was flooded by heavy rain Thursday which lasted several hours. Rain started just during pilgrimage. Despite the rain, two million people participated in the so-called ritual of throwing stones.

According to Islamic laws, any Muslim to participate in the pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in their lifetime. Each year, the event attracts millions of believers.

Because of congestion, sometimes occur in the melee that hundreds of people dead. Thus the organization of the pilgrimage is a nightmare for authorities in Riyadh. In addition, officials in Riyadh drastically increase security measures during the event to prevent possible terrorist attacks.

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Posted by M Cosmin on Nov 20 2010. Filed under Featured News, Travel. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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