Haj 2015 in numbers

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Haj 2015 in numbers

Hundreds of thousands of Muslims from across the globe began the annual Haj pilgrimage on Tuesday in one of the largest annual gatherings of people in the world. Almost two million people are expected to take part in this year's pilgrimage, undeterred by a crane collapse at Makkah's Grand Mosque earlier this month that killed 109 people.

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Haj rituals get under way

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Haj rituals get under way

About 100,000 police have been deployed to secure pilgrimage sites and manage the crowds, and authorities say they are on alert for possible attacks by extremists.

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