04 December 2008

Photo's of the day: 04 Dec. 08 - Hajj, Autumn & Congolese children

Hundreds of thousands of Muslim pilgrims perform the Tawaf ritual around the Kaaba at Mecca's Grand Mosque on December 4, 2008 as Muslims from all over the world are flocking to Mecca to perform the annual Hajj pilgrimage. The Kaaba (C), covered with a black drape, is Islam's holiest site. It stands in the centre of the Grand Mosque and contains the holy Black Stone which is believed to be the only piece remaining from an altar built by Abraham. (Credit: KHALED DESOUKI / AFP/Getty Images)

Autumn leaves float on river at Hogonin Temple on December 4, 2008 in Kyoto, Japan. (Credit: Junko Kimura/Getty Images)

Congolese children displaced by fighting are given biscuits by an NGO worker at the Kibati camp, north of Goma, eastern Congo, Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008. Some refugees already have fled three or four times since years of low-level fighting in eastern Congo intensified with a rebel offensive in August. More than 250,000 people have abandoned their homes since then. (T.J. Kirkpatrick / AP)

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