Image of Asia: Starting the hajj pilgrimage from Kashmir

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Posted: Aug 10, 2016 9:22 AM
Image of Asia: Starting the hajj pilgrimage from Kashmir

In this photo by Mukhtar Khan, a Kashmiri Muslim is greeted by relatives and neighbors as he leaves for the hajj from Srinagar in Indian-controlled Kashmir. The pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia is one of the five pillars of Islam and is made by around 3 million Muslims worldwide each year.