Kashmir's Haj pilgrims departs for Makkah

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The haj pilgrimage is among the five pillars of Islam and attracts around 3 million Muslims worldwide each year. (Continue Reading)

Kashmiri Muslims, standing behind a barbed wire, watch their relatives leave for the annual haj pilgrimage to the holy city of Makkah, in Srinagar. — Photo by AP
Kashmiri Muslims, standing behind a barbed wire, watch their relatives leave for the annual haj pilgrimage to the holy city of Makkah, in Srinagar. — Photo by AP
Kashmiri pilgrims receive their documentation prior to their departure to Makkah for the annual Haj pilgrimage, in Srinagar. — Photo by AFP
Kashmiri pilgrims receive their documentation prior to their departure to Makkah for the annual Haj pilgrimage, in Srinagar. — Photo by AFP
A government official helps a departing Kashmiri pilgrim don a stamped scarf as Kashmiri pilgrims depart for Makkah for the annual Haj pilgrimage, in Srinagar. — Photo by AFP
A government official helps a departing Kashmiri pilgrim don a stamped scarf as Kashmiri pilgrims depart for Makkah for the annual Haj pilgrimage, in Srinagar. — Photo by AFP
A Kashmiri pilgrim hugs a relative on her departure to Makkah for the annual Haj pilgrimage, in Srinagar. — Photo by AFP
A Kashmiri pilgrim hugs a relative on her departure to Makkah for the annual Haj pilgrimage, in Srinagar. — Photo by AFP
Kashmiri muslims wave as pilgrims depart for Makkah for the annual Haj pilgrimage, in Srinagar. — Photo by AFP
Kashmiri muslims wave as pilgrims depart for Makkah for the annual Haj pilgrimage, in Srinagar. — Photo by AFP
A Kashmiri pilgrim kisses a boy relative on her departure to Makkah for the annual Haj pilgrimage, in Srinagar. — Photo by AFP
A Kashmiri pilgrim kisses a boy relative on her departure to Makkah for the annual Haj pilgrimage, in Srinagar. — Photo by AFP
Kashmiri pilgrims depart for Makkah for the annual Haj pilgrimage, in Srinagar. — Photo by AFP
Kashmiri pilgrims depart for Makkah for the annual Haj pilgrimage, in Srinagar. — Photo by AFP
A Kashmiri Muslim pilgrim, back to camera, is hugged by her relative as she leaves for the annual haj pilgrimage to the holy city of Makkah, in Srinagar. — Photo by AP
A Kashmiri Muslim pilgrim, back to camera, is hugged by her relative as she leaves for the annual haj pilgrimage to the holy city of Makkah, in Srinagar. — Photo by AP
A Kashmiri pilgrim receives a kiss from a relative before she departs for Makkah for the annual Haj pilgrimage, in Srinagar. — Photo by AFP
A Kashmiri pilgrim receives a kiss from a relative before she departs for Makkah for the annual Haj pilgrimage, in Srinagar. — Photo by AFP
A child waves as Kashmiri pilgrims depart for Makkah for the annual Haj pilgrimage, in Srinagar. — Photo by AFP
A child waves as Kashmiri pilgrims depart for Makkah for the annual Haj pilgrimage, in Srinagar. — Photo by AFP
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