Hajj 2020: King Salman praises 'double efforts' to stage pilgrimage

Follow our coverage as Muslims take part in a very different pilgrimage this year amid the coronavirus pandemic

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The streets of Makkah usually throng with hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from all walks of life.

This year's Hajj will be attended by just over 1,000 Muslims when it begins on July 29 as the world grapples with the coronavirus pandemic.

Residents say it is the emptiest they have seen the holy city, which usually draws more than two million people during Hajj.

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