Images of the Hajj

Saudi authorities say about 3.4 million pilgrims have made the Hajj to the holy cities of Mecca and Medina for this year's pilgrimage.

Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba as pray inside the Grand mosque in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on Oct. 23, 2012. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 3 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (Associated Press)

Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba as pray inside the Grand mosque in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on Oct. 23, 2012. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 3 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (Associated Press)

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