MECCA, August 8,2013 Â (AA)
Around two million Muslims performed their Eid prayer at Masjid al-Haram in the sacred city of MeccaÂ on the first day of Eid al-FitrÂ marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
Amid strict security measures,Â King Abdollah of Saudi ArabiaÂ along withÂ several high ranking Saudi officials were present at the Eid prayerÂ at Masjid al-Haram,Â the largestÂ mosqueÂ in the world surroundingÂ one of Islam’s holiest places, theÂ Kaaba.
As of midnight, Muslims rushed to the masjid, filling up all the four stories of theÂ Masjid al-Haram around al Kaaba before the morning prayer.
The entry to the masjid was blocked at morning prayer time.
Muslims had a hard time performing theÂ circumambulation of the holyÂ Kaaba beacuse of the squash of Muslim preachers.
Meanwhile, the new bridge built to prevent the jam in theÂ circumambulation areaÂ of Kaaba where 7 thousand people would have the chance toÂ circumambulate eased the prayer and other religious duties of Muslims on the first day of Eid al-Fitr.
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