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Pilgrims Return to Mecca as Saudi Eases Virus Restrictions

Worshippers circumambulate the Kaaba in the Grand Mosque complex in Mecca, on Oct. 4.

Worshippers circumambulate the Kaaba in the Grand Mosque complex in Mecca, on Oct. 4.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- A very small, limited number of people on Sunday donned the white terrycloth garment symbolic of the Muslim pilgrimage and circled Islam's holiest site in Mecca, after Saudi Arabia lifted coronavirus restrictions that had been in place for months.