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Saudi security high as Hajj pilgrimage begins

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Saudi Arabia has deployed thousands of troops around the Kingdom's most sacred places of worship as millions of Muslims from around the world start their five-day Hajj pilgrimage.

The authorities have warned people not to stage protests and will use force if necessary.

Shahzeb Jillani reports.

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