Photo by: Hassan Ammar

Muslim pilgrims head to pray outside Namira mosque in Arafat near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on Oct. 25, 2012. Saudi authorities say about 3.4 million pilgrims — some 1.7 million of them from abroad — have arrived in the holy cities of Mecca and Medina for this year's pilgrimage. (Associated Press)