Countries in the
Middle East take precautionary measures to control the spread of H1N1 during and after the Hajj, where several million Muslims from all over the world will arrive in Mecca for the annual pilgrimage in late November.
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Millions of Muslims start the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca. 2011-11-4 (Context: Hajj, Mecca, pilgrimage)
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia invites the President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to visit Mecca for the Hajj pilgrimage. 2007-12-14 (Context: Hajj, Mecca, pilgrimage)
In Mecca, 35 Muslim pilgrims are crushed to death during the annual Hajj pilgrimage. 2001-03-5 (Context: Hajj, Mecca, pilgrimage)
At least 719 people are dead and 863 people injured in a stampede near Mecca during the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. 2015-09-24 (Context: Hajj, Mecca)
Nigeria suspends flights to Saudi Arabia after hundreds of Nigerian women attending the Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca were deported for not traveling with a male escort. 2012-09-28 (Context: Hajj, Mecca)