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Muslim Pilgrims

Pilgrims gathering at Mecca to perform annual Hajj rituals

JEDDAH: Muslims from across the world are gathering in Saudi Arabian city of Mecca for the annual hajj pilgrimage to take part in the following rituals: - Ihram: Pilgrims wear special outfits, which for men is a two-piece white seamless garment. Women wear loose dress, generally white, with only the face and hands exposed. During this period, pilgrims must abstain from physical relations with opposite gender, quarreling, avoid to use perfume and not cut their hair or nails. - Once in Mecca, pilgrims perform Tawaf,…