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Saudi Arabia scales down Hajj

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Posted at Jul 29 2020 07:30 PM

Saudi Arabia scales down Hajj

Hundreds of Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque, while observing physical distancing as precaution against the coronavirus, ahead of the Hajj pilgrimage in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday. The five-day hajj, which drew millions of worshippers in the past years, was scaled down with the prohibition of international travelers and setting an age limit of worshippers allowed to participate.