AP PHOTOS: The many faces of the female faithful at the hajj

September 16, 2016 12:42 PM

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AP PHOTOS: The many faces of the female faithful at the hajj

MECCA, Saudi Arabia – The annual hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, required of able-bodied Muslims once in their life, brings the Islamic world together across its many languages, ethnicities and individual beliefs — something seen across the many faces of its female faithful.

Arabs, Africans, Asians, Europeans and those from the Americas all followed what tradition holds is the path of the Prophet Muhammad up Jabal al-Rahma, or the Mountain of Mercy. There, the Quran says the prophet delivered his final sermon calling for equality, unity and women's rights.

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