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Over 1.8 mn pilgrims perform Haj this year: Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Arabian government announced that more than 1.8 million pilgrims from over 150 countries have performed Haj so far this year.

The General Authority for Statistics said Tuesday said that the number of pilgrims from Arab countries has reached more than 346,000, or 21 percent of the total, reports Xinhua news agency.

Among the pilgrims, more than 1 million were from Asian countries, making up 63.5 percent of the total, while nearly 223,000 others, or 13.4 percent, came from African countries excluding the Arab nations.

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More than 36,500 pilgrims traveled from Europe, the US, Australia, and other unlisted countries to Saudi Arabia, representing 2.1 percent of the total, according to the General Authority for Statistics




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