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Pilgrims arrive on the first day of Hajj in Mina on Friday, where they will worship and spend the night praying and resting ahead of traveling to Mount Arafat Saturday. (Essam Al-Ghalib)
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Pilgrims arrive on the first day of Hajj in Mina on Friday, where they will worship and spend the night praying and resting ahead of traveling to Mount Arafat Saturday. (AN photo/Essam Al-Ghalib)
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Pilgrims arrive on the first day of Hajj in Mina on Friday, where they will worship and spend the night praying and resting ahead of traveling to Mount Arafat Saturday. (AN photo/Essam Al-Ghalib)
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Pilgrims arrive on the first day of Hajj in Mina on Friday, where they will worship and spend the night praying and resting ahead of traveling to Mount Arafat Saturday. (AN photo/Essam Al-Ghalib)
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Pilgrims arrive on the first day of Hajj in Mina on Friday, where they will worship and spend the night praying and resting ahead of traveling to Mount Arafat Saturday. (AN photo/Essam Al-Ghalib)
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Pilgrims arrive on the first day of Hajj in Mina on Friday, where they will worship and spend the night praying and resting ahead of traveling to Mount Arafat Saturday. (AN photo/Essam Al-Ghalib)
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Pilgrims arrive on the first day of Hajj in Mina on Friday, where they will worship and spend the night praying and resting ahead of traveling to Mount Arafat Saturday. (AN photo/Essam Al-Ghalib)
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Pilgrims arrive on the first day of Hajj in Mina on Friday, where they will worship and spend the night praying and resting ahead of traveling to Mount Arafat Saturday. (AN photo/Essam Al-Ghalib)
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Pilgrims arrive on the first day of Hajj in Mina on Friday, where they will worship and spend the night praying and resting ahead of traveling to Mount Arafat Saturday. (AN photo/Essam Al-Ghalib)
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Pilgrims arrive on the first day of Hajj in Mina on Friday, where they will worship and spend the night praying and resting ahead of traveling to Mount Arafat Saturday. (AN photo/Essam Al-Ghalib)
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Pilgrims arrive on the first day of Hajj in Mina on Friday, where they will worship and spend the night praying and resting ahead of traveling to Mount Arafat Saturday. (AN photo/Essam Al-Ghalib)
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Pilgrims arrive on the first day of Hajj in Mina on Friday, where they will worship and spend the night praying and resting ahead of traveling to Mount Arafat Saturday. (AN photo/Essam Al-Ghalib)
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Pilgrims arrive on the first day of Hajj in Mina on Friday, where they will worship and spend the night praying and resting ahead of traveling to Mount Arafat Saturday. (AN photo/Essam Al-Ghalib)
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Pilgrims arrive on the first day of Hajj in Mina on Friday, where they will worship and spend the night praying and resting ahead of traveling to Mount Arafat Saturday. (AN photo/Essam Al-Ghalib)
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Pilgrims arrive on the first day of Hajj in Mina on Friday, where they will worship and spend the night praying and resting ahead of traveling to Mount Arafat Saturday. (AN photo/Essam Al-Ghalib)
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Pilgrims arrive on the first day of Hajj in Mina on Friday, where they will worship and spend the night praying and resting ahead of traveling to Mount Arafat Saturday. (AN photo/Essam Al-Ghalib)
Updated 09 August 2019

Hajj 2019 Day 1: More than 2 million pilgrims make their way from Makkah to Mina

MINA: More than two million pilgrims started the Hajj pilgrimage on Friday with a journey from Makkah to Mina. The pilgrims on the day of “Tarwiyah.”

“Tarwiyah” or the day of fetching water is the eighth day of the Islamic month of Dhu Al-Hijjah.  Pilgrims are required to remain in the city until sunrise on the second day of Hajj, when they leave and travel to Arafat.