In India, hundreds of thousands of Hindu pilgrims have gathered to receive blessings at the spot where the Ganges River meets the Bay of Bengal. The annual Ganga Sagar Mela cleansing ritual is held to honor the god of the sun.
The Indian capital is covered in a blanket of thick smog as the concentration of harmful particulate matter in the air reached hazardous levels. Local officials have asked schools to remain shut until Sunday.
Saudi newspapers have reported that pilgrims joining this year's Hajj will have to wear an electronic safety bracelet. Last year, more than 2,000 people died in a stampede during the religious festival.
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