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    From around the world, devout Moslems are making a pilgrimage to Mecca.

    SYNOPSIS: Pilgrims are gathered?

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    From around the world, devout Moslems are making a pilgrimage to Mecca.

    SYNOPSIS: Pilgrims are gathered at Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabia, on their way to Mecca. The pilgrimage this year began on November the 7th and was to last for four days. Last year, at least a million pilgrims made the journey, and this year even more may make their journey of a lifetime.

    The pilgrimage to Mecca is a major ambition of Moslems. The prophet Muhammad was born there, and near the end of his life he led a pilgrimage back to Mecca. The devout, and those who do not adhere to Islam, can agree that Muhammad initiated religious, social and cultural developments of considerable historical significance.

    These pilgrims were nearing their goal, with the city of Mecca some 19 kilometres (12 miles) away. This is one of the holy places along the way where prayers are offered. There are now some 500-million adherents to the faith which provides a unifying influence among Arab countries. And most Moslems try to make the journey to Mecca at least once in a lifetime.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEKRFSWOSE0HL3TF3QWDOOR3CH
    Media URN:
    VLVAEKRFSWOSE0HL3TF3QWDOOR3CH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/11/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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