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Saudi Arabia prepares for the annual Muslim haj pilgrimage

Saudi Arabia is preparing to host the annual haj pilgrimage beginning on Sunday, as over 2 million Muslim faithful are ready to take part in the ultraconservative kingdom. The pilgrimage represents one of the five pillars of Islam and is required of all able-bodied Muslims once in their life. In recent weeks, the faithful have arrived in Mecca from across the world, all chanting Labayk Allahuma Labayk, or Here I am, God, answering your call. Here I am. The haj...

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