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Politicizing the Hajj Pilgrimage

Sep 9, 2016 | 02:29 GMT
Politicizing the Hajj Pilgrimage
Some 1.5 million pilgrims will make their way to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, where the Kaaba (pictured) is located.
(AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)

The annual hajj pilgrimage will peak in Saudi Arabia beginning this weekend, between Sept. 9 and Sept. 14. Approximately 1.5 million pilgrims from 180 countries will convene in the western city of Mecca to visit centuries-old monuments such as the Kaba to conduct group and individual rituals in what is...

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