African pilgrims walk outside the Grand Mosque in Mecca, prior to the start of the annual Hajj pilgrimage. The ultra-conservative kingdom -- where religion remains a guiding force amid dramatic social and economic reforms -- has mobilised vast resources for the five-day journey, a pillar of Islam.

African pilgrims walk outside the Grand Mosque in Mecca, prior to the start of the annual Hajj pilgrimage. The ultra-conservative kingdom — where religion remains a guiding force amid dramatic social and economic reforms — has mobilised vast resources for the five-day journey, a pillar of Islam.

African pilgrims walk outside the Grand Mosque in Mecca, prior to the start of the annual Hajj pilgrimage. The ultra-conservative kingdom -- where religion remains a guiding force amid dramatic social and economic reforms -- has mobilised vast resources for the five-day journey, a pillar of Islam.

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