Pilgrims arrive in Mecca for second pandemic hajj

Grand mosque Mecca

A pilgrims arrives to attend the Hajj season in the holy Saudi city of Mecca, on July 17, 2021. 

Photo credit: AFP

What you need to know:

  • In normal years, the pilgrimage packs large crowds into congested religious sites, but even this year's downscaled events are seen as a potential mechanism for contagion.

Mecca, Saudi Arabia,


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