2 Mar. 2001
Mecca, Saudi Arabia
POY04D - YEAREND PICTURES 2001 - Hundreds of thousands of Muslims
circle the Kaaba seven times anticlockwise during the early hours,
March 2, 2001 in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Friday's prayers launch the Haj
in which more then two million pilgrims are expected to participate.
REUTERS/Adrees A. Latif