Hundreds of thousands of devotees have congregated on the banks of the Ganges to mark Makar Sankranti, amid soaring COVID-19 infections.
11 Jul 2021
In the ancient Syrian village of Maalula, whose residents still speak the language of Jesus, volunteers rake stones and scrub graffiti in preparation for the return of Christian pilgrims after years of war. Nestled among towering cliffs in the mountains north of Damascus, Maalula is one of the world's oldest Christian settlements.
18 Apr 2021
Indian pilgrims take a dip in the Ganges river for the Hindu Kumbh Mela festival, despite a record Covid surge in the country.
13 Mar 2021
Dozens of survivors have been taken to hospital after the bus plunged into a ravine on the main island of Java. Authorities say the condition of the vehicle may be to blame.
12 Mar 2021
Naked, ash-smeared holy men are among hundreds of thousands of Hindu pilgrims taking a plunge in the Ganges river on one of the most auspicious days of the months-long Kumbh Mela festival.
7 Jul 2020
The effective cancellation of this year's hajj pilgrimage due to COVID-19 has sparked grief among pilgrims, upending lifelong dreams. But it is also a blow to Saudis dependent on the trade it brings.
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27 Mar 2020
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25 Dec 2019
Pilgrims from around the world gather in the biblical city of Bethlehem, revered by Christians as the birthplace of Jesus, to celebrate Christmas in the Holy Land.
21 Aug 2019
Thousands of pilgrims gather in Bulgaria's Rila mountains to welcome their "spiritual" new year with a cosmic-like dance performed in concentric circles, creating a striking image on the verdant mountain plain.
27 Mar 2017
Pilgrims commission calls on Christians Muslims to unite.