Muslims begin annual haj pilgrimage amid heavy rains

Muslim pilgrims walk towards their tents in Mina ahead of annual Haj pilgrimage near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia August 19, 2018. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

ARAFAT, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) – As more than 2 million pilgrims from around the world braved stormy weather in Saudi Arabia on Sunday to begin the annual haj ritual, the country‚Äôs health minister said there was no sign of any outbreaks of disease. Worshippers arrived in the kingdom last week for the five-day ritual – […]

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