Muslim pilgrims pray in Mecca as haj winds down without incident

Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba and pray at the Grand mosque at the end of their Haj pilgrimage in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia August 13, 2019. REUTERSUmit Bektas

MINA, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) – Millions of haj pilgrims began heading back to Mecca for final prayers on Tuesday as the world’s largest annual gathering of Muslims wound down without incident despite the logistical challenges and escalating regional tensions. Senior officials said there had been no major incidents and the logistical, security and health plans […]

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