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© Ahmad Al-Rubaye, AFP | Muslim worshippers pray around the Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca on August 16, 2018, prior to the start of the annual Hajj pilgrimage in the holy city.

Video by Clément BONNEROT

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2018-08-19

Hajj pilgrimage starts on Sunday where Saudi Arabia is expected to host over two million Muslims. To cope with the massive influx of visitors, authorities have introduced this year so-called "nap pods". FRANCE 24 reports.

Date created : 2018-08-19

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