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Farooq Khan, advisor to JK Governor receives first batch of Hajj pilgrims at Srinagar airport.

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In this picture taken with slow shutter speed, Muslim pilgrims circumambulate the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque, durning the hajj pilgrimage in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The pilgrimage to Mecca is required once in a lifetime of every Muslim who can afford it and is physically able to make it.

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Pilgrims walk to take part in the symbolic stoning of the devil, the last rite of the annual hajj, and the first day of Eid al-Adha, in Mina near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

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Pilgrims walk to cast stones at a pillar in the symbolic stoning of the devil, the last rite of the annual hajj, and the first day of Eid al-Adha, in Mina near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The pilgrimage to Mecca is required once in a lifetime of every Muslim who can afford it and is physically able to make it.

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Muslim pilgrims pray on a rocky hill known as Mountain of Mercy, on the Plain of Arafat, during the annual hajj pilgrimage, near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

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Muslim pilgrims make their way down on a rocky hill known as Mountain of Mercy, on the Plain of Arafat, during the annual hajj pilgrimage, near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. More than 2 million pilgrims were gathered to perform initial rites of the hajj, an Islamic pilgrimage that takes the faithful along a path traversed by the Prophet Muhammad some 1,400 years ago.

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A Muslim pilgrim prays as she watches thousands of pilgrims circumambulate around the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque, ahead of the Hajj pilgrimage in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Hundreds of thousands of Muslims have arrived in the kingdom to participate in the annual hajj pilgrimage, a ritual required of all able-bodied Muslims at least once in their life.

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Members of the Saudi special forces perform during a military parade in preparation for the annual Hajj pilgrimage, in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The annual Hajj pilgrimage draws millions of visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world.

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Hajj Pilgrims from three states namely Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra pose for a group photo before leaving for Mecca in Saudi Arabia, outside Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad.

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Haj pilgrims being administered vaccination ahead of their pilgrimage to Mecca, in Bikaner.

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Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi receives blessings from a Haj pilgrim during the flag off ceremony for the first Haj flight, from New Delhi.

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Haj pilgrims pray after boarding a bus to LGBI Airport, in Guwahati. The first batch of pilgrims from Assam left from Guwahati for annual holy pilgrimage of Haj to Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar greets members of the Muslim community during a send-off ceremony for the first batch of Haj pilgrims at Haj Bhawan, in Patna.

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Muslim pilgrims leave to the holy city of Mecca, for the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Srinagar.

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Muslim pilgrims hug their relatives as they leave to the holy city of Mecca, for the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Srinagar. The Hajj pilgrimage, which is among the five pillars of Islam, attracts around 3 million Muslims worldwide each year.

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Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi speaks during an orientation-cum-training programme for Haj 2019 deputationists, at SCOPE Complex in New Delhi.

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Muslim community members move around a replica of the Kaba Sharif during a training session for the Haj pilgrimage inside a mosque, in Ahmedabad.

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Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath meets members of muslim community as he arrives at a programme of online lucky draw of lots for Haj pilgrims (Qurrah), at Taj-ul-Masajid in Bhopal.

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People look on as a flight consisting of Haj pilgrims take off, in Jaipur, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018.

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Muslim pilgrims walk back to their tents after casting stones at three huge stone pillars in the symbolic stoning of the devil during the annual hajj pilgrimage, in Mina, outside the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

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Muslim pilgrims walk back to their tents during the annual Haj pilgrimage on the first day of Eid al-Adha in Mina, outside the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

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Muslim pilgrims pray after performing the tawaf-e-ifadha circling of the Kaaba, during the annual Haj pilgrimage on the first day of Eid al-Adha in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The five-day pilgrimage represents one of the five pillars of Islam and is required of all able-bodied Muslims once in their life.

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Muslim pilgrims perform the tawaf-e-ifadha circling of the Kaaba, during the annual Haj pilgrimage on the first day of Eid al-Adha in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The five-day pilgrimage represents one of the five pillars of Islam and is required of all able-bodied Muslims once in their life.

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Muslim pilgrims circumambulate around the Kaaba in the Grand Mosque, before leaving for the annual Hajj pilgrimage in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws millions of visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world.

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Muslim pilgrims leave Grand Mosque, after offering prayers ahead of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

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Muslim pilgrims pray at the Grand Mosque, ahead of the annual Hajj pilgrimage in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws millions of visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world.

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People look on as a flight consisting of Haj pilgrims take off, in Jaipur.

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Haj pilgrims being administered pulse polio drops at a health check-up camp ahead of their annual pilgrimage to Mecca shrine, in Bhopal.

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Relatives wave as a bus carrying Hajj pilgrims leave from Hajj House, at Bemina in Srinagar. The first batch of pilgrims from Kashmir left for Saudi Arabia to perform this year’s Hajj pilgrimage.

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Hajj Pilgrims offer prayers before leaving for Saudi Arabia, in Guwahati.

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Members of Haj committee give training on how to perform rituals in Mecca Madina to Haj pilgrimages during a training season, in Ahmedabad.

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Congress supporters raise slogans during a protest against Union Government's withdrawl of subsidy given to Muslims going for Hajj Pilgrimage, in Coimbatore.

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Minister of Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Saudi Arabia's Haj and Umrah minister Dr Mohammad Saleh bin Taher Benten during the signing of the bilateral Haj Agreement signing between India and Saudi Arabia, in Makkah.

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The outer wall of State Haj house is repainted after UP government on Friday painted the walls saffron, in Lucknow.

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Minister of Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi performing Umrah in Makkah Mukarramah ahead of the bilateral Haj Agreement signing between India and Saudi Arabia.

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Pilgrims cast stones at the huge stone pillar in the symbolic stoning of the devil in Mina, outside the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

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Muslim pilgrims pray at the Grand Mosque, ahead of the annual Hajj pilgrimage in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

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Muslim pilgrims pray at the Grand Mosque, ahead of the annual Hajj pilgrimage in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

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Pilgrims circumambulate around the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque, ahead of the annual Hajj pilgrimage in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

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Muslim pilgrims circumambulate around the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque, ahead of the annual Hajj pilgrimage in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

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A Haj pilgrim being given a warm send-off by his family members and relatives before his batch left for annual pilgrimage to Mecca shrine, in Bhopal.

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Hajj Pilgrims from north-eastern states on their way to Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, in Guwahati.

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Gujarat BJP president Jitu Vaghani during the draw of lots for Haj Yatra at Haj House, in Ahmedabad.

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A Muslim woman from Kyrgyzstan, right, sleeps after the Fajr prayer before sunrise, outside the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

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Kashmiri pilgrim receives a send-off by relatives before departing to the Holy City of Makkah for annual Hajj, at Hajj House Bemina in Srinagar. The first batch of 720 Hajj Pilgrims from Jammu and Kashmir left for Makkah.

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People stand by an explosion site in Medina, Saudi Arabia.

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In this photo provided by Noor Punasiya, people stand by an explosion site in Medina, Saudi Arabia. State-linked Saudi news websites reported an explosion near one of Islam's holiest sites in the city of Medina, as two suicide bombers struck in different cities.

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Members of Iran's Revolutionary Guard carry flag draped coffins as thousands attend funeral services for pilgrims killed in a stampede during last month's hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, at Tehran University, Tehran, Iran. Iran has blamed Saudi authorities for the disaster, which heightened tensions between the two regional rivals. Saudi authorities say 769 pilgrims died in the stampede near Mecca in the worst disaster to strike the annual pilgrimage in a quarter-century. Iran appears to have lost the largest number of pilgrims, with at least 464 dead.

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A female Iranian hajj pilgrim is welcomed by her daughter upon arrival at the Tehran Imam Khomeini airport, Iran. More than 700 pilgrims were killed in a stampede during the final days of the annual hajj in Mina near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The disaster killed at least 239 Iranian pilgrims, while over 200 people remain missing.

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File photos of people who are missing after Thursday's Haj stampede at Mina (Mecca) in Saudi Arabia.

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Wasim Nagori displaying the photograph of his mother Rukhsana who died in Thursday’s stampede at Mecca, at his residence in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

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A rescue worker attends to a man injured in Mina, Saudi Arabia during the annual hajj pilgrimage. Fourteen Indians were among 717 people killed when Haj pilgrims jostled their way to perform the symbolic stoning of the devil in the second worst ever tragedy to hit the annual pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.

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Hundreds of thousands of Muslim pilgrims make their way to cast stones at a pillar symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called "Jamarat," the last rite of the annual hajj, on the first day of Eid al-Adha, in Mina near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

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Muslim pilgrims gather around the victims of a stampede in Mina, Saudi Arabia during the annual hajj pilgrimage. At least 453 people were killed and 730 others, including two Indians, injured in a stampede during the Haj at Mina, near the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, the worst incident in nearly a decade to hit the annual pilgrimage that reached its climax.

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A pilgrim is treated by a medic. At least 453 people were killed and 730 others, including two Indians, injured in a stampede during the Haj at Mina, near the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, the worst incident in nearly a decade to hit the annual pilgrimage that reached its climax.

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Haj pilgrims from all over the world to Arafat, ahead of Eid-ul-Azha.

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A Muslim pilgrim cries while praying at the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, during the annual Hajj Pilgrimage, in Saudi Arabia.

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In this Monday, Sept. 21, 2015 photo taken with a slow shutter speed, Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, while performing Tawaf, an anti-clockwise movement around the Kaaba and one of the main rites of the annual pilgrimage, known as Hajj, in Saudi Arabia.

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Pilgrims circle the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia.

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Pilgrims queue atop Noor Mountain outside the Hiraa cave, where Prophet Muhammad received his first revelation from God to preach Islam, on the outskirts of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

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Pilgrims pray atop the Noor Mountain outside the Hiraa cave, where Prophet Muhammad received his first revelation from God to preach Islam, on the outskirts of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

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Muslim pilgrims queue atop Noor Mountain outside the Hiraa cave, where Prophet Muhammad received his first revelation from God to preach Islam, on the outskirts of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Hajj is expected to start on Monday. More than 1 million pilgrims have already arrived for the annual pilgrimage.

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Muslim pilgrims walk around around the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

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Abdul Rahman Al Sudais, Imam of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, visits Al-Noor specialist hospital, where victims of the crane accident at the Grand Mosque are being treated, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

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Cranes rise at the site of an expansion to the Grand Mosque as Muslim pilgrims circle counterclockwise around the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

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Pilgrims and first responders gather at the site of a crane collapse that killed dozens inside the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

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A collapsed crane is seen over the Grand Mosque in Mecca on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015.

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A towering construction crane, center, is seen collapsed over the Grand Mosque, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

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Muslim pilgrims walk around around the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

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This still image taken from video, shows the moment a crane collapses over the Grand Mosque in Mecca, killing dozens on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015.

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A collapsed crane and emergency services vehicles are seen near the Grand Mosque in Mecca.

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Abdul Rahman Al Sudais, Imam of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, talks to one of the victims of Friday's crane accident at the mosque while visiting Al-Noor specialist hospital in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

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Cranes rise at the site of an expansion to the Grand Mosque, right, as Muslims attend prayers at sunset at the mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. A towering construction crane toppled over during a violent rainstorm in the Saudi city of Mecca, Islam’s holiest site, crashing into the Grand Mosque and killing dozens of people ahead of the start of the annual hajj pilgrimage later this month.

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Haj pilgrims bid farewell to their relatives and family members as they leave for Haj pilgrimage, in Bhopal.

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Haj pilgrims wave to relatives as they wait to depart for Mecca, at Sardar Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

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Haj pilgrims being administered vaccination ahead of pilgrimage to Mecca, in Bikaner.

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Haj pilgrims from Telagana being welcomed on their arrival at Shamshabad airport in Hyderabad.

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Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba, the black cube at center, inside the Grand Mosque during the annual pilgrimage, known as the hajj, in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. More than 2 million pilgrims took part in the annual hajj pilgrimage this year.

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Muslim women take a selfie before a morning prayer marking the Eid al-Adha holiday on a street in Jakarta, Indonesia. Muslims around the world will celebrate Eid al-Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice, to mark the end of the hajj pilgrimage by slaughtering sheep, goats, cows and camels to commemorate Prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son Ismail on God's command.

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Kosovo boy sits next to his father offering Eid al-Adha prayers outside Sultan Mehmet Fatih grand mosque in the capital Pristina, Kosovo. Muslims around the world will celebrate Eid al-Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice, to mark the end of the hajj pilgrimage by slaughtering sheep, goats, cows and camels to commemorate Prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son Ismail on God's command.

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Chief Minister of Telangana K Chandra Sekhar Rao greeting the Haj pilgrims at Haj Camp Nampally in Hyderabad.

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Women watch their relatives leave for the annual hajj pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca, in Srinagar.

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A pilgrim leaves for the airport from Haj House Bemina in Srinagar. The first batch of 275 Haj pilgrims left for Jeddah from Srinagar Airport to perform annual Haj pilgrimage.

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Muslim pilgrims cast stones at a pillar, symbolising the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called "Jamarat," the last rite of the annual hajj, in the Mina neighborhood of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

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An elderly Muslim pilgrim poses for a picture in front of the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The Muslim annual Hajj that will begin on Oct. 14 this year, draws three million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world.

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Relatives see off Haj pilgrims at Haj House in Srinagar. The first batch of 253 Haj pilgrims left for Jeddah from Srinagar Airport for the annual Haj pilgrimage.

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Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah receives a Haj pilgrim on her return from Mecca, at the air port in Srinagar.

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This aerial image made from a helicopter shows the four-faced clock, the world's largest and tallest, atop the Abraj Al-Bait Towers, during the annual Hajj in the Saudi holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

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A Muslim pilgrim cries as he prays at sunrise on a rocky hill called the Mountain of Mercy, on the Plain of Arafat near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Saudi authorities say around 3.4 million pilgrims — some 1.7 million of them from abroad — have arrived in the holy cities of Mecca and Medina for this year's pilgrimage.

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A large tent encampment covers the Plain of Arafat near Mecca, Saudi Arabia as millions of faithful converge for the annual Hajj, the most important pilgrimage of the Muslims.

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TV Grab - Actor Aamir Khan poses with Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi in Saudi Arabia during Hajj at Makkah.

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Muslim pilgrims leave the Grand mosque after the noon prayer in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

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Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba as pray inside the Grand mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws three million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world.

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Haj pilgrims on the way to the airport as they leave for their pilgrimage to Mecca, in Bhopal

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An old couple being greeted by their grand children before they leaving for Haj pilgrimage to Mecca, in Moradabad.

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People watch relatives and neighbors leave for the annual Hajj pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca, in Varanasi.

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Haj pilgrims at a training session in Bikaner.

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E. Ahamed, Minister of State for External Affairs at a meeting with Saudi Arabian Minister of Haj, Bandar bin Mohammed Bin Hamza Asaad Al-Hajjar in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

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Kashmiri Muslims wave as a bus carrying Hajj pilgrims, unseen, leaves for the annual Hajj pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca, in Srinagar. The first batch of 279 Kashmiri Muslims left for the annual trip to Mecca in Saudi Arabia, Islam’s holiest place, to participate in the Hajj.

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A Kashmiri Muslim pilgrim, right, is hugged by her relative before leaving for the annual Hajj pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca, in Srinagar. The first batch of 279 Kashmiri Muslims left for the annual trip to Mecca in Saudi Arabia, Islam’s holiest place to participate in the Hajj.

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