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Tajiks Try Taking The Hajj By Foot

While most Muslims might jet to Mecca for the hajj pilgrimage, seven Tajiks are making their 4,600-kilometer trek by foot in honor of their sacred religious duty, and in search of good health and adventure.

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Tajik Villagers Begin Journey To Hajj By Foot

Seven Tajik men have crossed into Afghanistan on the first stage of a planned journey by foot to Mecca in Saudi Arabia to perform the key Muslim obligation of the hajj.

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UN calls for increased efforts to stop spread of foot and mouth disease in Middle East

The United Nations food agency today called for an increase in efforts to stop foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) from spreading in the Middle East and North Africa after a new case of the disease was detected in the Gaza Strip.

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