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Major spiritual destinations of the world

Published: Tuesday, June 19 2012 10:38 a.m. MDT

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Muslim religious tradition dictates that followers pray five times a day in the direction of Mecca. Visiting Mecca is a requirement as one of the religion's "five pillars of faith." Although non-Muslims are strictly prohibited from entering Mecca, the Saudi Arabian city still gets millions of visitors each year.
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