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Updated 18 October 2013

Final day: Hajis weary but elated

Final day: Hajis weary but elated

The fifth and final day of Haj on Thursday drew 2 million pilgrims from nearly 200 countries in what is regarded as one of the most successful seasons ever.
Trains ferried pilgrims to the holy sites with few problems and thousands of volunteers, including 150 Saudi women staffing the trains, made sure that Haj 2013 was trouble-free.
On the last day, pilgrims arrived at the Jamarat complex early to throw their seven pebbles each at the three concrete structures to defy Satan. Military men joined in to help the children perform their rituals.
Many pilgrims returned to their temporary quarters in Makkah and Jeddah before taking flights back to their home countries this week.