Hajj 2016: Pilgrims gather at Mount Arafat for key rite

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Hajj 2016: Pilgrims gather at Mount Arafat for key rite
On the second day of the Hajj, Muslims gather at Mount Arafat to mark the most important ritual of the pilgrimage.

Nearly two million Muslims have gathered in the vast Saudi plain of Mount Arafat for the most important ritual of the Hajj, an annual pilgrimage that re-enacts the actions of the Prophet Muhammad from more than 1,400 years ago. Worshippers from more than 150 countries converged at the 70-metre hill at sunrise on Sunday, some 15km…