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Plain of Arafat on the hajj, Mecca
The Plain of Arafat is located outside of Mecca but in nonetheless part of the Hajj. This is where the pilgrims stand and pray for most of the day. It perhaps is the spiritual high point of the hajj. This picture was taken by S.M. Amin with permission granted by Saudi World Aramco PADIA.