2,352,122 Muslims took part in the hajj in 2017, including 1.5 million from foreign countries, said the Ministry of Culture and Information.

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According to the ministry, innovations like dedicated mobile apps and an ID wristband contributed to a safe and peaceful hajj experience.

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More than 2,000 police officers and 3,000 volunteers helped pilgrims enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.