Every year, thousands of Baháʼí pilgrims visit Haifa and 'Akká, Israel, to embark on a nine day pilgrimage where they see their holiest spots. Pilgrims from the Democratic Republic of the Congo walk to the Seat of the Universal House of Justice to meet the leaders of the Baháʼí Faith. The "Arc", where the administrative buildings of the Baháʼí Faith are situated, and over 700 Baháʼís volunteer. The building in the center is the Seat of the Universal House of Justice. A pilgrims shakes hands with the custodian for the Garden of Ridvan, a holy site in 'Akká. Pilgrims cross the bridge to the Garden of Ridvan. A pilgrim takes a brief moment to pray in the shade. Tourists stand on the first terrace in front of the Shrine of the Bab in Haifa, Israel. The Shrine is open to pilgrims, tourists and Israelis most days. The terraces of the Shrine of the Bab, which stretch over a kilometer from the Mediterranean Sea to the top of Mount Carmel. Pilgrims walk up the stairs to the prison in Akká where Baháʼu'lláh, the Baháʼí prophet, was imprisoned by the Ottoman government. After an hour, pilgrims leave the prison and head to their next destination. A window at the House of ʻAbdu'l-Bahá in Haifa, where the son of Baháʼu'lláh lived. After the passing of Baháʼu'lláh, ʻAbdu'l-Bahá became the leader of the faith. Pilgrims listen to a guide discussing the history of Bahjí, Israel, where Baháʼu'lláh lived the final years of his life. The gardens of Bahjí are mostly empty as pilgrims visit the Shrine of Baháʼu'lláh and other holy spots. Pilgrims leave Bahjí. In the back, to the left, is the building where Baháʼu'lláh lived during the final years of his life. In the back right is the Shrine where Baháʼu'lláh was laid to rest. Pilgrims listen to a prayer being read at the House of 'Abdu'lláh Páshá, a location where the family of Baháʼu'lláh was under house arrest. Pilgrims from the DRC arrive to the 'Abdu'lláh Páshá. Despite only having 7-8 million followers, the Baháʼí Faith is recognized as the second most diverse and widespread religion in the world, after Christianity. Pilgrims leave the House of Abdu'lláh Páshá. A pilgrim holds a prayer book at the Pilgrim Farewell in Haifa.