Islamic Hajj Has Been Marred by Tragedy

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c. 2006 Religion News Service DECEMBER 1975: A fire sparked by an exploding gas cylinder sweeps through a tent city at Mina, a desert location east of Mecca where hundreds of thousands of pilgrims camp on their way to perform rites at Mount Arafat and Jamarat. Some 200 pilgrims die. NOVEMBER 1979: Saudi militants opposed […]

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