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CNN to telecast Hajj

The channel will cover for the ninth year in a row. The annual pilgrimage sees nearly 2 million Muslims converging on Mecca.

india Updated: Jan 05, 2006 13:19 IST

CNN will cover the Hajj for the ninth year in a row, the channel announced on Thursday.

"For the ninth consecutive year, CNN will present in-depth, live coverage of the Haj and the CNN is the only international TV news network to provide such comprehensive coverage," the network said in a statement.

The annual pilgrimage sees nearly 2 million Muslims converging on the holy city of Mecca.

The channel will broadcast a half-hour programme Hajj: The Essential Journey on Saturday, January 7 at 1700 hrs IST in which distinguished scholars will explain the importance of the sacred rituals and pilgrims from around the world will share their personal stories along the road to Mecca.

First Published: Jan 05, 2006 13:19 IST