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India TV News Desk [ Updated: November 05, 2011 17:14 IST ]
  • Tens of thousands of Muslim pilgrims move around the Kaaba, seen at center, inside the Grand Mosque, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws three million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. The Hajj will begin on November 5. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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    Tens of thousands of Muslim pilgrims move around the Kaaba, seen at center, inside the Grand Mosque, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws three million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. The Hajj will begin on November 5. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • Muslim pilgrim pray outside Namira mosque in Arafat near Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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    Muslim pilgrim pray outside Namira mosque in Arafat near Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • Muslim pilgrim pray outside Namira mosque in Arafat near Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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    Muslim pilgrim pray outside Namira mosque in Arafat near Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • Muslim pilgrim pray outside Namira mosque in Arafat near Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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    Muslim pilgrim pray outside Namira mosque in Arafat near Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • Water is sprayed over Muslim pilgrims as they pray outside Namira mosque in Arafat near Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 2,5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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    Water is sprayed over Muslim pilgrims as they pray outside Namira mosque in Arafat near Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 2,5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • Muslim pilgrims head to pray on a rocky hill called the Mountain of Mercy, on the Plain of Arafat near Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Friday, Nov. 4, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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    Muslim pilgrims head to pray on a rocky hill called the Mountain of Mercy, on the Plain of Arafat near Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Friday, Nov. 4, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • Muslim pilgrims pray on a rocky hill called the Mountain of Mercy, on the Plain of Arafat near Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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    Muslim pilgrims pray on a rocky hill called the Mountain of Mercy, on the Plain of Arafat near Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • Muslim pilgrims climb a rocky hill called the Mountain of Mercy, on the Plain of Arafat near Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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    Muslim pilgrims climb a rocky hill called the Mountain of Mercy, on the Plain of Arafat near Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • Muslim pilgrims take a rest on a rocky hill called the Mountain of Mercy, on the Plain of Arafat near Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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    Muslim pilgrims take a rest on a rocky hill called the Mountain of Mercy, on the Plain of Arafat near Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • Muslim pilgrims pray on a rocky hill called the Mountain of Mercy, on the Plain of Arafat near Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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    Muslim pilgrims pray on a rocky hill called the Mountain of Mercy, on the Plain of Arafat near Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • Egyptian customers walks at a popular meat market in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 decorated in preparation for the upcoming Eid Al Adha holiday (Feast of Sacrifice) which marks the end of the annual Muslim hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, in Saudi Arabia, one of the biggest annual events in the world. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
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    Egyptian customers walks at a popular meat market in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 decorated in preparation for the upcoming Eid Al Adha holiday (Feast of Sacrifice) which marks the end of the annual Muslim hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, in Saudi Arabia, one of the biggest annual events in the world. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

  • Saudi special forces stand guard as Muslim pilgrims pray during Friday prayers at the Grand Mosque, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Friday, Nov. 4, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws three million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. The Hajj will begin on November 5. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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    Saudi special forces stand guard as Muslim pilgrims pray during Friday prayers at the Grand Mosque, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Friday, Nov. 4, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws three million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. The Hajj will begin on November 5. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • Tens of thousands of Muslim pilgrims move around the Kaaba, seen at center, inside the Grand Mosque, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws three million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. The Hajj will begin on November 5. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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    Tens of thousands of Muslim pilgrims move around the Kaaba, seen at center, inside the Grand Mosque, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws three million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. The Hajj will begin on November 5. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • An Egyptian kindergarten child of the Degla Azharian language school in Cairo, Egypt, shows her mock passport Nov. 3, 2011, as children simulate a pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia to attend the Hajj, a day ahead of the start of the hajj, one of the biggest annual events in the world. The hajj is a pilgrimage to Mecca, a religious duty that Muslims aspire to do at least once in their lifetime. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
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    An Egyptian kindergarten child of the Degla Azharian language school in Cairo, Egypt, shows her mock passport Nov. 3, 2011, as children simulate a pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia to attend the Hajj, a day ahead of the start of the hajj, one of the biggest annual events in the world. The hajj is a pilgrimage to Mecca, a religious duty that Muslims aspire to do at least once in their lifetime. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

  • Tens of thousands of Muslim pilgrims pray inside the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Monday, Oct. 31, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. The Hajj will start on 5 November. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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    Tens of thousands of Muslim pilgrims pray inside the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Monday, Oct. 31, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. The Hajj will start on 5 November. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • Tens of thousands of Muslim pilgrims pray around the Kaaba, center, inside the Grand Mosque, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Monday, Oct. 31, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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    Tens of thousands of Muslim pilgrims pray around the Kaaba, center, inside the Grand Mosque, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Monday, Oct. 31, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • Tens of thousands of Muslim pilgrims moving around the Kaaba, the black cube seen at center, inside the Grand Mosque, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. The Hajj will start on 5 November. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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    Tens of thousands of Muslim pilgrims moving around the Kaaba, the black cube seen at center, inside the Grand Mosque, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. The Hajj will start on 5 November. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • Muslim pilgrims cast stones at a pillar, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called Jamarat, the last rite of the annual hajj, in Mina near the Saudi holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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    Muslim pilgrims cast stones at a pillar, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called Jamarat, the last rite of the annual hajj, in Mina near the Saudi holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • Muslim pilgrim pray outside Namira mosque in Arafat near Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)Muslim pilgrim pray outside Namira mosque in Arafat near Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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    Muslim pilgrim pray outside Namira mosque in Arafat near Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)Muslim pilgrim pray outside Namira mosque in Arafat near Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • Muslim pilgrim head to pray outside Namira mosque in Arafat near Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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    Muslim pilgrim head to pray outside Namira mosque in Arafat near Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • Muslim pilgrims cast stones at a pillar, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called Jamarat, the last rite of the annual hajj, in Mina near the Saudi holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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    Muslim pilgrims cast stones at a pillar, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called Jamarat, the last rite of the annual hajj, in Mina near the Saudi holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • Muslim pilgrims cast stones at a pillar, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called Jamarat, the last rite of the annual hajj, in Mina near the Saudi holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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    Muslim pilgrims cast stones at a pillar, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called Jamarat, the last rite of the annual hajj, in Mina near the Saudi holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • A Muslim pilgrim casts stones at a pillar, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called Jamarat, the last rite of the annual hajj, in Mina near the Saudi holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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    A Muslim pilgrim casts stones at a pillar, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called Jamarat, the last rite of the annual hajj, in Mina near the Saudi holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • Muslim pilgrims cast stones at a pillar, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called Jamarat, the last rite of the annual hajj, in Mina near the Saudi holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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    Muslim pilgrims cast stones at a pillar, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called Jamarat, the last rite of the annual hajj, in Mina near the Saudi holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • A Saudi special forces official helps an elderly Muslim pilgrim after she cast stones at a pillar, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called Jamarat, the last rite of the annual hajj, in Mina near the Saudi holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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    A Saudi special forces official helps an elderly Muslim pilgrim after she cast stones at a pillar, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called Jamarat, the last rite of the annual hajj, in Mina near the Saudi holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • Muslim women pilgrims make their way to throw cast stones at a pillar, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called Jamarat, the last rite of the annual hajj, in Mina near the Saudi holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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    Muslim women pilgrims make their way to throw cast stones at a pillar, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called Jamarat, the last rite of the annual hajj, in Mina near the Saudi holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • An elderly Muslim pilgrim gets help as she makes her way to throw cast stones at a pillar, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called Jamarat, the last rite of the annual hajj, in Mina near the Saudi holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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    An elderly Muslim pilgrim gets help as she makes her way to throw cast stones at a pillar, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called Jamarat, the last rite of the annual hajj, in Mina near the Saudi holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • Saudi policemen help a Muslim pilgrim holding his baby as others cast stones at a pillar, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called Jamarat, the last rite of the annual hajj, in Mina near the Saudi holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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    Saudi policemen help a Muslim pilgrim holding his baby as others cast stones at a pillar, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called Jamarat, the last rite of the annual hajj, in Mina near the Saudi holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • Muslim pilgrims protect their heads from stones thrown by others at a pillar, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called Jamarat, the last rite of the annual hajj, in Mina near the Saudi holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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    Muslim pilgrims protect their heads from stones thrown by others at a pillar, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called Jamarat, the last rite of the annual hajj, in Mina near the Saudi holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • Muslim pilgrims cast stones at a pillar, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called Jamarat, the last rite of the annual hajj, in Mina near the Saudi holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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    Muslim pilgrims cast stones at a pillar, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called Jamarat, the last rite of the annual hajj, in Mina near the Saudi holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • Muslim pilgrims cast stones at a pillar, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called Jamarat, the last rite of the annual hajj, in Mina near the Saudi holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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    Muslim pilgrims cast stones at a pillar, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called Jamarat, the last rite of the annual hajj, in Mina near the Saudi holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • Muslim pilgrims cast stones at a pillar, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called Jamarat, the last rite of the annual hajj, in Mina near the Saudi holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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    Muslim pilgrims cast stones at a pillar, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called Jamarat, the last rite of the annual hajj, in Mina near the Saudi holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • A crowd of Muslim pilgrims make their way to throw cast stones at a pillar, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called Jamarat, the last rite of the annual hajj, in Mina near the Saudi holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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    A crowd of Muslim pilgrims make their way to throw cast stones at a pillar, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called Jamarat, the last rite of the annual hajj, in Mina near the Saudi holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • A crowd of Muslim pilgrims make their way to throw cast stones at a pillar, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called Jamarat, the last rite of the annual hajj, in Mina near the Saudi holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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    A crowd of Muslim pilgrims make their way to throw cast stones at a pillar, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called Jamarat, the last rite of the annual hajj, in Mina near the Saudi holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • A crowd of Muslim pilgrims make their way to throw cast stones at a pillar, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called Jamarat, the last rite of the annual hajj, in Mina near the Saudi holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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    A crowd of Muslim pilgrims make their way to throw cast stones at a pillar, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called Jamarat, the last rite of the annual hajj, in Mina near the Saudi holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

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