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Hajj nears climax for world’s Muslims

Close to 1.5 million Muslims from around the world prepared on Saturday night for the climax of the annual hajj pilgrimage at a rocky hill known as Mount Arafat.

One-thousand seven-hundred twelve Filipino pilgrims for Hajj 2011 out of the 5,244 who registered have reached Mecca, Saudi Arabia, in the last four days, with 505 scheduled to travel today to perform the fifth pillar of Islam.

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