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First flight for Hajj pilgrims takes off to Saudi Arabia since COVID began

The first batch of pilgrims leaving for Hajj was seen at the Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran on Sunday for departure to Saudi Arabia to participate in the Hajj ceremony after a two-year hiatus caused by the COVID-19 outbreak.

An official send-off ceremony with musicians was organised at the airport. This year, Saudi Arabia has allowed around 1 million pilgrims to participate in the Hajj ceremony, of which 40640 will come from Iran. Hajj is known as an obligatory religious duty for Muslims, to be performed at least once in their lives by all adult Muslims who are physically and financially able to make the journey.

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