Last week, millions of Muslims from around the world traveled to Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj, the annual pilgrimage and fifth pillar of Islam.
On Tuesday, videographer Yasser Bikhsh posted a time-lapse video on Twitter showing an overwhelming amount of pilgrims at the Jamaraat Bridge in Mina, Saudi Arabia. The incredible footage has since gone viral, amassing over 208,000 views at the time of writing.
According to Sabq newspaper, up to 300,000 pilgrims cross the bridge every hour during the Hajj period. This year, the annual Hajj started on the evening of Sunday, August 19 and ended on Friday, August 24.
VIDEO: Amazing Hajj time-lapse shows stream of pilgrims on Jamaraat Bridge
Earlier this week, Saudi Arabia's General Authority for Statistics (GASTAT) confirmed that the total number of pilgrims at this year's Hajj pilgrimage to the holy city of Makkah came to more than 2.37 million, topping last year's figures.
Furthermore, authorities stated that the total number of male pilgrims reached 1,327,127, while female pilgrims numbered 1,044,548.