Muslim pilgrims pray during noon prayer outside a mosque in Arafat near Mecca.
Muslim pilgrims pray during noon prayer outside a mosque in Arafat near Mecca January 19, 2005. In Arafat, the climax of the rites, pilgrims recite the Koran, and perform continuously intense prayer. After Arafat, pilgrims spend the night in Muzdalifah, before spending three nights in Mena for the stoning the devil ritual, performing sacrifice, and celebrate Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice). REUTERS/Zainal Abd Halim ZH/ABP