In het spoor van de profeet

Muslim pilgrims gather outside their tents near the landmark Namira mosque at Mount Arafat, southeast of the Saudi holy city of Mecca, on November 26, 2009. A day-long downpour fouled the start of the annual hajj on November 25, soaking thousands of people as they walked from Mecca to Mina, snarling traffic and stranding buses for hours. Pilgrims flooded into the Arafat plain from Mecca and Mina before dawn for a key ritual around the site where Mohammed gave his farewell sermon in this day on the Islamic calendar 1,377 years ago. Pilgrims spend the day at Arafat in reflection and reading the Koran. AFP PHOTO/MAHMUD HAMS AFP