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April 7, 1998 | From Associated Press
Creating a sea of white robes, more than 2 million Muslims stood in prayer Monday in 100-degree heat at Arafat, the mount overlooking Mecca where the prophet Muhammad delivered his last sermon 14 centuries ago. The annual pilgrimage, or hajj, to Mecca had been incident-free--unlike some previous ones, which were marred by fires and stampedes--and the Saudis were going out of their way to keep it that way.
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April 7, 1998 | From Associated Press
Creating a sea of white robes, more than 2 million Muslims stood in prayer Monday in 100-degree heat at Arafat, the mount overlooking Mecca where the prophet Muhammad delivered his last sermon 14 centuries ago. The annual pilgrimage, or hajj, to Mecca had been incident-free--unlike some previous ones, which were marred by fires and stampedes--and the Saudis were going out of their way to keep it that way.
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