The Wider Image: Attending my first haj
Djumhuriya (C), 60, a Muslim pilgrim from Iraq, sits in a wheelchair after casting her stones at a pillar that symbolises Satan during the annual haj pilgrimage in Mena, Saudi Arabia, August 21, 2018. Djumhuriya drove for three days to reach Mecca and perform her first haj. "I have dreamed of performing haj for a long time. The road from Basra was long, but I was so excited to see the Kaaba, 'the house of God.' Today, I feel like I am born anew," she said. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "HAJ BENSEMRA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.