Mother’s Day around the world can involve much more than just breakfast in bed. Here are some unique traditions from the United Kingdom, Japan, Ethiopia, Mexico and Nepal.
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where Jesus is believed to have been crucified, is temporarily closed.
Armitage opens up about his new movie, "Pilgrimage," and "The Hobbit" trilogy.
Saudi Arabia worked to improve security measures this year.
Devout Muslims are expected to make the pilgrimage at least once in their lifetime.
Hundreds of pilgrims died in a stampede last year when crowd control measures failed.
A pilgrimage is a rite of passage. There are few rites of passage for us to meet our erotic selves. For us to learn about our body and its connection to our pleasure and our soul. You have to make a choice in your life when you consider making a pilgrimage.
My brain frantically scours for the line between the patience we have grown and groomed over these days on Umrah and the right to defend one's dignity against defamation -- not to mention an additional stand against an entire gender's general reduction into one, incapable stereotype -- but my mind quickly realizes we are way past this point.
- Off to the side of the altar is a doorway leading to a small prayer room with a wall of cast off crutches, and an entrance
The black silk was cold and soft. The protruding layers of thread that spelt out "Allah" in neat Arabic curls absorbed the tears and prayers sprayed at the cloth's delicate font, while still reflecting the flood of light that shone from looming construction cranes and endless spurts of cell phone flashes.