Mecca

Hajj

We joined an American pilgrim on hajj, the largest annual human gathering on Earth

VICE News travelled to Mecca to see the trip firsthand. We spoke to Jibreel, a former basketball player, who joined 15,000 other Muslims from America who made the holy pilgrimage this hajj season.
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Religion

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Art

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News

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Photo

Intimate Photos from Mecca During One of the World's Largest Gatherings

I was among the roughly two million Muslims who made the Hajj to Mecca last year. This is what I saw.
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2.29.16
News

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1.14.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Iran Has Banned Its Citizens from Making Pilgrimages to Mecca

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1.7.16
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middle east

Iran Blasts Saudi 'Negligence' as Death Toll Rises to 769 in Hajj Stampede

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Quick Hits

Quick Hit: Iranians Protest Following Hajj Stampede

Tehran has criticized Saudi Arabia for its mismanagement of the tragedy, the worst during the pilgrimage in 25 years.
VICE News
9.25.15
middle east

Iran Slams Saudi 'Incompetence' After Death of More Than 700 Pilgrims

Safety during hajj is politically sensitive for the Saudi Arabia's ruling Al Saud dynasty, since the ruling family presents itself internationally as the guardian of orthodox Islam.
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9.25.15
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