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A middle school teacher in suburban Illinois was not permitted to perform the hajj, a once in a lifetime Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The US government says the school violated the teacher's civil rights.
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Gazans from Hamas and Fatah have overcome the deep political divide to reopen sports clubs, many of which Hamas had turned into police stations and military bases.
A commercial jet passes the moon as seen from Daytona Beach, Fla.
More than two million Muslims have flocked to Saudi Arabia this week for the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage that Muslims are obligated to make at least once in their lifetime. Their destination is Mecca, Islam’s holiest city, and the pilgrimage is the fifth pillar of Islam, making it one of the religion’s chief obligations. The number of pilgrims that travel to Saudi Arabia every year have made the Hajj, which typically lasts five days, one of the greatest religious events in the world.
Muslim pilgrims gather on the Plain of Arafat, outside Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on Nov. 15. The Hajj pilgrimage draws 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest annual gathering of people in the world.