Image of Asia: Starting the hajj pilgrimage from Kashmir

A Kashmiri Muslim pilgrim, right, is greeted by relatives and neighbors as he leaves for the annual hajj pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca, in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016. The hajj pilgrimage, which is among the five pillars of Islam, attracts around 3 million Muslims worldwide each year. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

In this photo by Mukhtar Khan, a Kashmiri Muslim is greeted by relatives and neighbors as he leaves for the hajj from Srinagar in Indian-controlled Kashmir. The pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia is one of the five pillars of Islam and is made by around 3 million Muslims worldwide each year.

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