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In Mecca, a fortunate few pray for a pandemic-free world

Reuters

30 Jul 2020, 11:42 malam

Updated 2 months ago

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In years before the coronavirus, some three million white-clad pilgrims from across the world flocked to Islam's holiest sites to attend the haj under Saudi Arabia's blistering sun.

With the pandemic making large gatherings impossible, only a few thousand pilgrims - Saudis and foreign residents - are gathering this year on Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat for the most important ritual. They share a common plea...

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