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KSA witnesses rise in pilgrims

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The number of pilgrims arriving via air, land and sea entry points reached 1.07 million, an increase of 204,302, or a 24% increase compared to the same period last year. The numbers of pilgrims arriving by air, land, and sea were 1.015 million, 50,554 and 4,915 respectively, according to data released by the General Directorate of Passports.

The number of pilgrims arriving in Madinah stood at 32,468, while those leaving the city for Makkah reached 24,073, according to National Guides Establishment in Madinah. The number of pilgrims who remained in Madinah up to 27 August 2017 evening reached 201,101, compared to 175,676 in the same period last year.