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Mecca's Haj pilgrimage

Reuters, 31 Jul 2020
Mask-wearing pilgrims performed their main Tawaf, the act of going around the Kaaba seven times, following the first day of a symbolic stoning of the devil ritual on Friday. For the first time in the modern era, amidst efforts to curb COVID-19, Muslims from abroad were unable to attend the pilgrimage. This year's event has been limited to about 1,000 pilgrims from within Saudi Arabia, 70% of whom will be foreign residents of the kingdom..


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