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In Mecca, Separating Religion and State Isn't So Easy

Anisa Mehdi
Board of Contributors
Sep 5, 2017 | 12:22 GMT
Muslim pilgrims pray at the Grand Mosque in the city of Mecca on Aug. 29, 2017.

Muslim pilgrims pray at the Grand Mosque in the city of Mecca on Aug. 29, 2017. Hopeful Qatari pilgrims were blocked from participating in the 2017 hajj.

(KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)

Rather than completing the annual journey to Islam's holiest sites, Qatari pilgrims languished across the Saudi border as the hajj came and went....

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