Hajj pilgrims take part in first of three-day 'stoning of the devil' ritual

Jul 20, 2021, 09:40 PM(IST) Preshy Arora

Fewer pilgrims than normal flocked to the city of Mina, the first of the three-day stoning of the devil ritual amid the coronavirus. The annual ritual usually brings millions of worshippers from all over the world shoulder to shoulder. Clad in white robes denoting a state of purity and face masks, men and women cast their stones in Mina, a neighbourhood east of Mecca. After their third day of stoning, pilgrims will go back to Mecca to pray at the Grand Mosque at the end of haj.

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