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In Mecca, dreams of a 'green hajj'
Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Aug 1, 2020 (AFP) - A smaller carbon footprint, less waste and more environmentally friendly -- this year's pilgrimage to Mecca, dramatically scaled down due to coronavirus, has opened up the prospect of a "green hajj".
In addition to being a logistical and security headache, one of the planet's largest gatherings, which drew some 2.5 million people last year, also typically poses huge environmental challenges.
The p ...