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Hajj spells 'business boom' for Mecca

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Hajj spells 'business boom' for Mecca

Millions of Muslims from across the world are arriving this week in Saudi Arabia for the annual pilgrimage – known as the Hajj.

The focus is Mecca and that spells a business boom for the holy city. It is expected to bring in around $14-billion (11bn euros).

“Sales are at their highest during the Hajj. We make at least 40 percent more than in any other time of the year,” said a local merchant.

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