Middle East

Prudence mixes with fatalism over MERS at hajj

Muslim pilgrims gather under the shade as they arrive to perform the afternoon prayer in Mecca's Grand Mosque on October 10, 2013, as more than 2 million Muslims have arrived in Saudi Arabia for the hajj pilgrimage to the shrine city, the world's largest annual human assembly which peaks on October 13, according to local state media. (AFP PHOTO/FAYEZ NURELDINE)

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on October 12, 2013, on page 11.

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