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Millions Ascend Mecca's Mount Arafat in Annual Hajj

An estimated two million Muslim pilgrims from around the world climbed Mount Arafat on Wednesday, completing the high point of the annual Hajj to Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Security has been tight for the event amid numerous regional threats. The pilgrims made the ritual climb up Mount Arafat amid searing heat on the second day of the annual Hajj. Saudi state TV showed the throngs winding their way to the Namira mosque to hear a sermon by the country's top religious leader. The ritual...

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