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PHOTO NEWS: Fascinating scene as 2 million Muslims atone their sins on Mount Arafat

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About two million Muslim faithfuls on Thursday gathered at Mount Arafat for a vigil for the atonement of their sins and to seek God’s forgiveness even as 2017 hajj pilgrimage reaches its climax.

Pilgrims clothed in white apparels encamped all night around the hill where Islam believes Abraham was tested by God after commanding him to sacrifice his son Ismail which the prophet obeyed and them hill Prophet Mohammed taught his last sermon.

Present are men and women from all country of the world in a cross-section, some crying on their neighbour’s shoulder.

An aerial view shows buses parked after dropping Muslim pilgrims off near Mount Arafat, 

An aerial view shows Muslim pilgrims gathering near Mount Arafat. 

An aerial view shows Muslim pilgrims gathering on Mount Arafat

An aerial view shows buses parked after dropping Muslim pilgrims off near Mount Arafat