The last rite of hajj

Pilgrims pelt pillars symbolising the devil with pebbles to show their defiance on the third day of the hajj as Muslims worldwide mark the Eidul Azha or the Feast of the Sacrifice, marking the end of the hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and commemorating Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail on God's command  in the holy city of Mecca. - Text and photos by Agencies.

Thousands of Muslim pilgrims arrive to throw pebbles at pillars during the ?Jamarat? ritual, the stoning of Satan, in Mina near the holy city of Mecca, on October 26, 2012.

Muslim pilgrims hug each other as they celebrate after the ?Jamarat? ritual.

A man shaves the head of a Muslim pilgrim after the ?Jamarat? ritual.

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