Muslim pilgrims walk toward their tents in Mina ahead of annual haj pilgrimage near Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on Sunday. Photo: Reuters

Muslims begin annual haj pilgrimage amid heavy rain and potential for disease

Heavy rain and thunderstorms forced pilgrims to take cover in tents and trudge through puddles, with flooding possible

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Muslim pilgrims walk toward their tents in Mina ahead of annual haj pilgrimage near Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on Sunday. Photo: Reuters
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