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Millions of Muslims join Haj rituals

Mina, November 7, 2011

Millions of Muslims on Sunday stoned pillars representing the devil in a symbolic rejection of temptation on the second day of their annual Haj pilgrimage, a day that also marks the start of Eid Al Adha.

Vast crowds cast pebbles as they flowed past the three pillars, which now resemble curved walls, in a four-level sprawling concrete structure built to expedite the flow of pilgrims.

The ritual will be repeated for two more days, with participants eventually throwing stones at all three pillars.-TradeArabia News Service

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