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Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2014-05-06

The biggest-ever exhibit on the holy "Hajj" pilgrimage to Mecca opened recently at the Arab World Institute (IMA) in Paris and is expected to draw thousands of visitors.

The show, entitled "The Hajj: Pilgrimage to Mecca", has brought together around 200 works of art and artefacts that help visitors learn about the history of a pilgrimage that millions of Muslims embark on every year.

However, the exhibition also strives to convey some of the emotion of a spiritual journey.

Contemporary art installations have been juxtaposed with centuries-old manuscripts and other religious objects, many of which have never been displayed outside Saudi Arabia.

To see FRANCE 24's full report on the Hajj exhibition in Paris, click on the player above.

Date created : 2014-05-06

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