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I'm Carl Azuz, broadcasting from the CNN Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
First up, the first time a pope spoke before the U.S. Congress.
Pope Francis addressed American lawmakers yesterday.
The leader of the Roman Catholic Church, the largest denomination of the world's largest religion, discussed religious issues, saying it's important today that the voice of faith continue to be heard.
He also discussed political issues, referring to immigration, abortion, the environment, the death penalty.
Some of his statements, as you might expect, got mixed reactions from U.S. lawmakers.
After his speech, the pope left the House of Representatives to pray and eat lunch with about 300 of the capital's homeless.
Its name means "to set out for a place", and for Muslims around the world, that place is the holy city of Mecca.
The Hajj has begun for millions of Muslims, with pilgrims making their way toward Islam's most sacred site, a cube shaped building called the Kaaba, located in the Grand Mosque.
For daily prayers, Muslims face the structure from any given point in the world.
They are also required, if able, to make this pilgrimage at least once in their lives, and then walk seven times around the Kaaba,counterclockwise, in a ritual called the Tawaf.
The Grand Mosque's gleaming minarets soar skyward, pilgrims here cry as perform the daily prayers from these towers, calling the faithful five times a day.
Fionnuala Sweeney, CNN.