Inside Mecca

Fidelma OLeary outside the Grand Mosque
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Muslim pilgrims on hajj gather in prayer at the Grand Mosque in Mecca. Hajj calls for a state of ritual sanctity and mental purity. Despite the physical and emotional challenges facing the pilgrims, they must not let themselves be swayed by anger or frustration.

National Geographic News takes an inside look at Inside Mecca
Photograph copyright Reza, National Geographic Society
 
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