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Coronavirus live news: Melbourne under curfew; worldwide cases near 18m


Muslim pilgrims circled Islam’s holiest site in Saudi Arabia along socially distanced paths on Sunday in the final ritual of the hajj, the smallest in modern history as Saudi authorities sought to prevent a coronavirus outbreak.

Only up to 10,000 Muslims took part in the hajj, a far cry from the 2.5 million who took part in the five-day annual pilgrimage last year, AFP reports.

Masked pilgrims threw pebbles at a wall symbolising Satan in Mina, close to the holy city of Mecca, on the final day of hajj, state media reported.

Instead of gathering the pebbles ...


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