Monday, December 17, 2007

The Haj begins

The most famous pilgrimage in the world starts as millions of Muslims from around the world will gathered in Mecca for the start of the annual Islamic hajj pilgrimage.

About 2.5 million men and women are massed in tent cities on the outskirts of Mecca awaiting the start of the haj and from any pictures you see on TV, newspaper, Internet etc, it is quite spectacular.

There's also a polictial slant to this year's haj as the King of Saudi Arabia has invited the President of Iran to attend the haj. Here's hoping something can come out of that.

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