Muslims on hajj in Saudi start ascent of holy site

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
November 15, 2010 09:48

MOUNT ARAFAT, Saudi Arabia — Nearly 3 million Muslims gathered for the annual hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia on Monday and made their way up a rocky desert hill, chanting they have come to answer God's call.

The white-robed pilgrims began their ascent of the Mountain of Mercy at Arafat at dawn.Saudi authorities have taken new measures to improve crowd management at this hajj — including launching a new light-rail system to transport pilgrims between the shrines.


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