Over 1.3 million pilgrims arrive for Haj

Muslim pilgrims walk around around the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, early Saturday morning, Sept. 12, 2015. (AP)

The number of pilgrims from abroad who arrived for Haj this season until yesterday reached, 1,319,384 pilgrims, according to the Saudi Press Agency.

Of the pilgrims, 1,274,173 arrived by air; 32,288 by land and 12.923 pilgrims arrived by sea.

The number of pilgrims this year is less by 2 per cent compared to the same period last year.

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