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©STRINGER/EPA/MAXPPP - epa07769910 A young Muslim pilgrim prays before throwing pebbles as part of the symbolic al-A'qabah (stoning of the devil ritual) at the Jamarat Bridge during the Hajj pilgrimage near Mecca, Saudi Arabia, 12 August 2019. According to Saudi authorities, around 2.5 million Muslims are expected to attend this year's Hajj pilgrimage, which is highlighted by the Day of Arafah, one day prior to Eid al-Adha. Eid al-Adha is the holiest of the two Muslims holidays celebrated each year, it marks the yearly Muslim pilgrimage (Hajj) to visit Mecca, the holiest place in Islam. EPA-EFE/STRINGER