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WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT: Death toll climbs to more than 700 in Mecca pilgrimage stampede
At least 717 people are dead and hundreds injured in a stampede near the Muslim holy city of Mecca, in Saudi Arabia, where about 2 million people are undertaking the hajj pilgrimage.

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Sept. 24, 2015: Emergency services attend to victims crushed in a crowd in Mina, Saudi Arabia during the annual hajj pilgrimage.
(AP)

Mecca stampede

Sept. 24, 2015: Muslim pilgrims and rescuers gather around people who were crushed by overcrowding in Mina, Saudi Arabia during the annual hajj pilgrimage.
(AP)

Mecca stampede

Sept. 24, 2015: Muslim pilgrims and first responders gather around bodies of people crushed in Mina, Saudi Arabia during the annual hajj pilgrimage.
(AP)

Mecca stampede

Sept. 24, 2015: A pilgrim is treated by a medic after a stampede that killed and injured pilgrims in the holy city of Mina during the annual hajj pilgrimage.
(Directorate of the Saudi Civil Defense agency via AP)

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Sept. 24, 2015: Bodies of people who died in a crush in Mina, Saudi Arabia during the annual hajj pilgrimage.
(AP)

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Sept. 24, 2015: The bodies of people remain at the site where they were crushed in Mina, Saudi Arabia during the annual hajj pilgrimage.
(AP)

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT: Death toll climbs to more than 700 in Mecca pilgrimage stampede

At least 717 people are dead and hundreds injured in a stampede near the Muslim holy city of Mecca, in Saudi Arabia, where about 2 million people are undertaking the hajj pilgrimage.

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