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Two million Muslims take part in Hajj pilgrimage

Some two million Muslims have converged on Mount Arafat for the second and most important day of the annual Hajj pilgrimage.

Some two million Muslims have converged on Mount Arafat for the second and most important day of the annual Hajj pilgrimage.

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Iran and Saudi Arabia in pilgrimage row

Regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran have had an unusually harsh exchange in the lead up to the annual haj pilgrimage in Mecca.

Regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran have had an unusually harsh exchange in the lead up to the annual haj pilgrimage in Mecca.

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At least 20 pilgrims dead after truck crashes into crowd in Mexico

At least 20 people – including a baby – have been killed after a truck ploughed into a crowd of pilgrims in northern Mexico. It’s been reported that

At least 20 people – including a baby – have been killed after a truck ploughed into a crowd of pilgrims in northern Mexico. It’s been reported that

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Shi'ite pilgrims flock to Kerbala despite security threat

Roads and highways across Iraq have filled with hundreds of thousands of Shi’ite pilgrims heading to Kerbala to celebrate a religious ceremony amid

Roads and highways across Iraq have filled with hundreds of thousands of Shi’ite pilgrims heading to Kerbala to celebrate a religious ceremony amid

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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

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

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Merkel and Rajoy stretch their legs along historic pilgrim route

German Chancellor Angela Merkel began a two day visit to Spain by going for a walk with her host, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. The two leaders

German Chancellor Angela Merkel began a two day visit to Spain by going for a walk with her host, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. The two leaders

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Polish pilgrims set out on long road to Rome for canonisations

The Catholic church insists on a long road to sainthood, and a long road also awaits Polish pilgrims who have begun their journey to Rome for the

The Catholic church insists on a long road to sainthood, and a long road also awaits Polish pilgrims who have begun their journey to Rome for the

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350 clowns go on annual pilgrimage

Hundreds of clowns marched to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City on Tuesday as part of an annual pilgrimage to thank the country’s

Hundreds of clowns marched to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City on Tuesday as part of an annual pilgrimage to thank the country’s

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Suicide bombers target Shia pilgrims in Iraq

Suicide bombers targeting Shia Muslims have killed at least 60 people in Iraq. The attack happened as pilgrims walked to a Shia shrine and come on

Suicide bombers targeting Shia Muslims have killed at least 60 people in Iraq. The attack happened as pilgrims walked to a Shia shrine and come on

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Pope Francis to meet St Francis in Assisi

In the town of Assisi preparations are underway for the Friday visit of Pope Francis, named after its patron saint. 700 journalists are expected to

In the town of Assisi preparations are underway for the Friday visit of Pope Francis, named after its patron saint. 700 journalists are expected to

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One person dies in flash flooding at Lourdes

A husband was unable to save his wife after their car was submerged by flash floods near the famous French pilgrimage site of Lourdes. The

A husband was unable to save his wife after their car was submerged by flash floods near the famous French pilgrimage site of Lourdes. The

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Millions of pilgrims mark religious festival of Arbaeen

In the holy city of Karbala in Iraq, tens of thousands of Shiite Muslims pilgrims have celebrated the end of a 40-day period of mourning. The

In the holy city of Karbala in Iraq, tens of thousands of Shiite Muslims pilgrims have celebrated the end of a 40-day period of mourning. The

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Shiite pilgrims' Arbaeen treck

Thousands of pilgrims made their way on foot to Iraq’s holy city of Karbala to attend the Arbaeen religious festival.

Thousands of pilgrims made their way on foot to Iraq’s holy city of Karbala to attend the Arbaeen religious festival.

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Pilgrims celebrate in Iraq

Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Shi’ite pilgrims filled the shrine city of Kerbala for the climax of the Ashura rituals. Those attending beat their

Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Shi’ite pilgrims filled the shrine city of Kerbala for the climax of the Ashura rituals. Those attending beat their

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Security tight as Haj pilgrimage begins

Authorities in Saudi Arabia have stepped up security for the annual Haj pilgrimage, which begins today. Officials are worried about possible

Authorities in Saudi Arabia have stepped up security for the annual Haj pilgrimage, which begins today. Officials are worried about possible

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Muslims pray for peace

Millions of people have arrived in Mecca for the annual Islamic haj pilgrimage to the site. Haj is a religious duty for all Muslims, both Sunni and

Millions of people have arrived in Mecca for the annual Islamic haj pilgrimage to the site. Haj is a religious duty for all Muslims, both Sunni and

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Syrian rebels deny kidnapping Lebanese pilgrims

There were scenes of relief at Beirut airport as a group of Lebanese women arrived home from Syria – but the Shi’ite men they were with are still

There were scenes of relief at Beirut airport as a group of Lebanese women arrived home from Syria – but the Shi’ite men they were with are still

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Saint Lazarus pilgrimage in Cuba

Thousands of faithful Cubans participate in the annual pilgrimage to Saint Lazarus altar at the El Rincon Church on the outskirts of Havana.

Thousands of faithful Cubans participate in the annual pilgrimage to Saint Lazarus altar at the El Rincon Church on the outskirts of Havana.

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Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca

Millions of Muslims from around the world were in the holy city of Mecca for the first day of Hajj, the annual pilgrimage that every Muslim is

Millions of Muslims from around the world were in the holy city of Mecca for the first day of Hajj, the annual pilgrimage that every Muslim is