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Tuesday, 11 February, 2003, 16:33 GMT
In pictures: Hajj climax
Muslim pilgrims have been taking part in the stoning of the devil ritual as part of the annual Hajj. Fourteen people were killed in a stampede during the ceremony.

Thousands of Muslims take part in the stoning the devil ritual
More than two million Muslims have been taking part in the Hajj pilgrimage, culminating in the stoning the devil ritual

Pilgrims throw stone at the pillar
The pilgrims throw pebbles at a pillar symbolising the devil

Pilgrims gather for the stoning ceremony
The ritual has caused stampedes before as thousands of people are on the move

A pilgrim shaves another's head after the stoning the devil ceremony
After the stoning ceremony, pilgrims shave one another's heads

Pilgrims head for the stoning ceremony
All Muslims are supposed to make the pilgrimage once in their lifetime

Pilgrims return from Mount Arafat
Before the stoning ritual, pilgrims had been to Mount Arafat to pray - the site where Mohammad delivered his last sermon

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