Political instability keeps some pilgrims from the Hajj
Saudi officials say fewer pilgrims with less money to spend could lead to a 50-percent drop in sales at Saudi businesses during this year's Hajj.
Muslims gather around the Kaaba shrine during the Hajj in Mecca
Muslims from across the world have gathered in Mecca in Saudi Arabia for the annual hajj pilgrimage, and visited the Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque.
Suicide bomb hits Islam's second-holiest site in Saudi Arabia
A suicide bombing near the main mosque in Medina, Saudi Arabia, killed four security staff on Monday, on the penultimate day of the holy month of Ramadan.