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An night view of the pilgrim camp in Mina outside the holy city of Mecca during the haj pilgrimage, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

An night view of the pilgrim camp in Mina outside the holy city of Mecca during the haj pilgrimage, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

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Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba inside the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca after morning prayers, performing a mini haj, before the start of this year's haj pilgrimage, November 24, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba inside the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca after morning prayers, performing a mini haj, before the start of this year's haj pilgrimage, November 24, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

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Pilgrims wait to see a cave where Prophet Mohammad prayed on Noor Mountain in the holy city of Mecca before the start of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, November 22, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

Pilgrims wait to see a cave where Prophet Mohammad prayed on Noor Mountain in the holy city of Mecca before the start of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, November 22, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

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Muslim pilgrims look towards the pilgrims camp in Mina outside the holy city of Mecca during the haj pilgrimage, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

Muslim pilgrims look towards the pilgrims camp in Mina outside the holy city of Mecca during the haj pilgrimage, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

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A Muslim pilgrim prays on Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat outside the holy city of Mecca, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

A Muslim pilgrim prays on Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat outside the holy city of Mecca, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

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Muslim pilgrims walk from their camp to Jamarat to throw stones at pillars symbolizing the devil in Mina, outside the holy city of Mecca, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

Muslim pilgrims walk from their camp to Jamarat to throw stones at pillars symbolizing the devil in Mina, outside the holy city of Mecca, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

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A Muslim pilgrim prays on Noor Mountain in the holy city of Mecca before the start of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, November 22, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

A Muslim pilgrim prays on Noor Mountain in the holy city of Mecca before the start of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, November 22, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

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Muslim pilgrims shave their heads after throwing stones at pillars symbolising the devil in Mina outside the holy city of Mecca during the haj pilgrimage, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

Muslim pilgrims shave their heads after throwing stones at pillars symbolising the devil in Mina outside the holy city of Mecca during the haj pilgrimage, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

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Muslim pilgrims throw stones at pillars symbolising the devil in Mina outside the holy city of Mecca during the haj pilgrimage, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

Muslim pilgrims throw stones at pillars symbolising the devil in Mina outside the holy city of Mecca during the haj pilgrimage, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

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Muslim pilgrims pray around the Kaaba inside the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca during morning prayers before the start of this year's haj pilgrimage, November 24, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

Muslim pilgrims pray around the Kaaba inside the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca during morning prayers before the start of this year's haj pilgrimage, November 24, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

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Hajj pilgrims wait to get their passports from their agent before departing for Mecca at the hajj camp in Dhaka, November 3, 2009. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj

Hajj pilgrims wait to get their passports from their agent before departing for Mecca at the hajj camp in Dhaka, November 3, 2009. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj

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A Muslim pilgrim assists another pilgrim to climb Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat outside the holy city of Mecca, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

A Muslim pilgrim assists another pilgrim to climb Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat outside the holy city of Mecca, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

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Pilgrims pray upon their arrival at Jeddah airport, November 10, 2009. REUTERS/Susan Baaghil

Pilgrims pray upon their arrival at Jeddah airport, November 10, 2009. REUTERS/Susan Baaghil

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Muslim pilgrims say their evening prayers on the side of the road in Mina, outside the holy city of Mecca, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

Muslim pilgrims say their evening prayers on the side of the road in Mina, outside the holy city of Mecca, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

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Muslim pilgrims pray on Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat outside the holy city of Mecca, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

Muslim pilgrims pray on Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat outside the holy city of Mecca, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

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Muslim pilgrims pray on their way up Noor Mountain in the holy city of Mecca before the start of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, November 22, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

Muslim pilgrims pray on their way up Noor Mountain in the holy city of Mecca before the start of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, November 22, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

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A Muslim pilgrim prays on Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat outside the holy city of Mecca, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

A Muslim pilgrim prays on Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat outside the holy city of Mecca, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

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Muslim pilgrims pray outside the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca during morning prayers before the start of this year's haj pilgrimage, November 24, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

Muslim pilgrims pray outside the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca during morning prayers before the start of this year's haj pilgrimage, November 24, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

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Muslim pilgrims participate in their noon prayers at the Namira mosque on the plains of Arafat outside the holy city of Mecca, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

Muslim pilgrims participate in their noon prayers at the Namira mosque on the plains of Arafat outside the holy city of Mecca, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

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Muslim pilgrims pray on Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat outside the holy city of Mecca, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

Muslim pilgrims pray on Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat outside the holy city of Mecca, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

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Muslim pilgrims sit on a rock on Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat outside the holy city of Mecca, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

Muslim pilgrims sit on a rock on Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat outside the holy city of Mecca, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

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Pilgrims queue upon their arrival at Jeddah airport, November 10, 2009. REUTERS/Susan Baaghil

Pilgrims queue upon their arrival at Jeddah airport, November 10, 2009. REUTERS/Susan Baaghil

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Muslim pilgrims touch the Jabal al-Rahma pillar on Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat outside the holy city of Mecca, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

Muslim pilgrims touch the Jabal al-Rahma pillar on Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat outside the holy city of Mecca, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

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Prayer beads are seen for sale as the sun rises on Noor Mountain in the holy city of Mecca before the start of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, November 22, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

Prayer beads are seen for sale as the sun rises on Noor Mountain in the holy city of Mecca before the start of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, November 22, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

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Security officials keeps an eye on cars at a checkpoint between Jeddah and Mecca before the start of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, November 21, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

Security officials keeps an eye on cars at a checkpoint between Jeddah and Mecca before the start of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, November 21, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

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Muslim pilgrims participate in their noon prayers at the Namira mosque on the plains of Arafat outside the holy city of Mecca, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

Muslim pilgrims participate in their noon prayers at the Namira mosque on the plains of Arafat outside the holy city of Mecca, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

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Muslim pilgrims pray around the Kaaba inside the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca during morning prayers before the start of this year's haj pilgrimage, November 24, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

Muslim pilgrims pray around the Kaaba inside the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca during morning prayers before the start of this year's haj pilgrimage, November 24, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

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A pilgrim arrives at Jeddah airport, November 10, 2009. REUTERS/Susan Baaghil

A pilgrim arrives at Jeddah airport, November 10, 2009. REUTERS/Susan Baaghil

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Muslim pilgrims participate in their noon prayers at the Namira mosque on the plains of Arafat outside the holy city of Mecca, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

Muslim pilgrims participate in their noon prayers at the Namira mosque on the plains of Arafat outside the holy city of Mecca, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

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Security officials stand watch to check the Hajj permission papers of people travelling towards the holy city of Mecca for this year's Hajj pilgrimage, November 23, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

Security officials stand watch to check the Hajj permission papers of people travelling towards the holy city of Mecca for this year's Hajj pilgrimage, November 23, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

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Hajj pilgrims sleep on the floor of a hajj camp in Dhaka as they wait to depart for Mecca, November 3, 2009. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj

Hajj pilgrims sleep on the floor of a hajj camp in Dhaka as they wait to depart for Mecca, November 3, 2009. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj

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Pilgrims queue upon their arrival at Jeddah airport, November 10, 2009. REUTERS/Susan Baaghil

Pilgrims queue upon their arrival at Jeddah airport, November 10, 2009. REUTERS/Susan Baaghil

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Pilgrims look out their bus window while travelling towards the holy city of Mecca for this year's Hajj pilgrimage, November 23, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

Pilgrims look out their bus window while travelling towards the holy city of Mecca for this year's Hajj pilgrimage, November 23, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

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Muslim pilgrims wearing protective masks walk towards Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat outside the holy city of Mecca, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

Muslim pilgrims wearing protective masks walk towards Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat outside the holy city of Mecca, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

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