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A pilgrimage is when people travel to a place of worship that is usually far away. They may have to go to a different city or country. Usually a pilgrimage is done for spiritual or religious reasons. Muslims have to do a pilgrimage to Mecca. This is called Hajj. Other modern-day pilgrimages include the Way of St. James, and the pilgrimage to Mount Kailash.
There are also non-religious pilgrimages; they include for example:
- seeing the Mausoleum of Vladimir Lenin on the Red Square in Moscow, or
- visiting the birthplace of Elvis Presley.
Pilgrims on St. James way to Santiago de Compostela