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Tens of thousands commemorate Arafat in Hamas-run Gaza

Tens of thousands commemorate Arafat in Hamas-run GazaTens of thousands of Palestinians gathered in Gaza on Saturday to commemorate the death of veteran leader Yasser Arafat in the first such memorial in the Hamas-run territory since 2007. The anniversary event was billed as a show of national unity after the Islamists of Hamas struck a reconciliation agreement last month with the rival Fatah movement founded and led by Arafat until his death in 2004.



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Pilgrims throng Mount Arafat for peak of hajj

Pilgrims throng Mount Arafat for peak of hajjMount Arafat (Saudi Arabia) (AFP) – Their palms facing the sky, around two million Muslims gathered Thursday on Saudi Arabia's Mount Arafat for the highlight of the hajj pilgrimage, one of the world's largest annual gatherings.



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