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Annual Hajj Begins

Nearly two million Muslims have begun the yearly hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia at Mecca - Islam's holiest site. The faithful started the annual five-day ritual Sunday with walking counterclockwise around the Kaaba, the cube-shaped structure at the center of the Grand Mosque of Mecca, which Muslims believe is the spot where the Prophet Abraham built his first temple.   Observant Muslims around the world face toward the Kaaba during their five daily prayers. During the...

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