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Saudi Arabia issues 2.6 mn Umrah visas

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MECCA, Aug. 30, 2017 (Xinhua) -- Muslim pilgrims are seen around the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on Aug. 29, 2017. The annual pilgrimage officially started on Aug. 30. (Xinhua/Wang BoI/IANS) by .
Muslim pilgrims are seen around the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia has granted 2.664 million visas for pilgrims to perform Umrah this year, a 2.79 per cent up over the corresponding period last year…reports Asian Lite News

MECCA, Aug. 30, 2017 (Xinhua) -- Muslim pilgrims are seen around the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on Aug. 29, 2017. The annual pilgrimage officially started on Aug. 30. (Xinhua/Wang BoI/IANS) by .
Muslim pilgrims are seen around the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

Up till now, 2.250 million pilgrims have entered the kingdom to perform Umrah, a growth of 3.47 per cent over the same period last year, the Saudi Ministry of Haj and Umrah said.

Up to 1.9 million pilgrims have already performed Umrah to date and left the Kingdom, an increase of 3.05 per cent over the same period.

Umrah is an Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca. Unlike Haj, Umrah can be undertaken any time of the year.

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