Saudi Authorities Deploy Drones To Watch Over Millions Of Pilgrims In Mecca. Photos

Saudi authorities deployed drones to watch over nearly 2 million pilgrims as they descended Mount Arafat on the final stages of the Hajj. On foot or seated on the roofs of buses, the faithful climbed down the craggy hills outside Mecca at sunset and set out en masse for the open plateau of Muzdalifah.
The surveillance was part of stepped-up efforts to avoid a repeat of last year’s crush, which killed nearly 800 pilgrims, according to the official count.