Saudi Arabia: Hajj pilgrimage returning to pre-COVID levels


              FILE - An aerial view shows the clock tower over the Grand mosque as Muslim pilgrims walk around the Kaaba, the black cube seen at center inside the grand mosque, during the annual hajj pilgrimage in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on July 10, 2022. Islam's annual hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia will return to pre-pandemic levels in 2023, after restrictions saw the annual religious commemoration curtailed over concerns about the coronavirus, authorities say. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)
            
              FILE - Muslim pilgrims walk around the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque, during the annual hajj pilgrimage, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on July 10, 2022. Islam's annual hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia will return to pre-pandemic levels in 2023 after restrictions saw the annual religious commemoration curtailed over concerns about the coronavirus, authorities say. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)
Saudi Arabia: Hajj pilgrimage returning to pre-COVID levels