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1. 2017-07-10 Hindu pilgrims killed in militant attack in Kashmir
C. 2017-05-23 India bus plunge leaves 21 pilgrims dead Dharasu, Uttarakhand, India
3. 2017-03-11 Damascus twin bombing kills 40 Iraqis
4. 2016-11-24 Iraq bomb kills at least 80, mostly Iranian Shiite pilgrims Babel, Iraq
F. 2016-03-19 Saudi bus crash kills 19 Egyptian pilgrims Mecca
G. 2015-12-10 Death toll from Saudi hajj stampede now at least 2,411 Mina, Mecca
2015-08-09 11 killed in stampede at temple in India Deogarh, Jharkhand, India
I. 2015-07-14 India stampede 'kills 27 pilgrims' in Andhra Pradesh Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, Southern India
J. 2015-04-21 12 Indian pilgrims killed in Nepal bus accident Kathmandu, Nepal

Boat capsizes on Brazil's Amazon river, killing 12 Attack kills dozens of Iraq pilgrims Nigerian plane blows out tires landing in Sokoto Pope re-enacts Way of the Cross Brazil crowds greet Pope Francis Pilgrims stranded by floods in India, deaths could rise Map of Uttrakhand India  Monsoon that has stranded thousands of people and caused landslides has killed almost 120 people, and the toll could rise substantially Bethlehem holds Christmas Mass Video: Syrian rebels vow to kill hostages   Iran pilgrims abducted in Syria   Some 48 Iranian pilgrims have been kidnapped from a bus in the vicinity of a shrine near the Syrian capital Damascus, reports say   Suicide bomber kills more than 50 in Iraq  A bomber disguised as a policeman targeted Shiite pilgrims outside the city of Basra, killing at least 53 people and wounding 137 Christmas Mass held in Bethlehem Map of Bethlehem Israel
Hindu pilgrims killed in militant attack in Kashmir   7 pilgrims, six of them women, have been died in a militant attack in Indian Kashmir after their bus apparently got caught in crossfire India bus plunge leaves 21 pilgrims dead   At least 21 pilgrims have died and seven are injured after a bus they were travelling in fell into a gorge in the Himalayan state of Uttarak... Damascus twin bombing kills 40 Iraqis Iraq bomb kills at least 80, mostly Iranian Shiite pilgrims Saudi bus crash kills 19 Egyptian pilgrims Death toll from Saudi hajj stampede now at least 2,411 11 killed in stampede at temple in India   A stampede at a temple during a Hindu religious festival left at least 11 pilgrims dead and dozens injured early Monday in eastern India India stampede 'kills 27 pilgrims' in Andhra Pradesh 12 Indian pilgrims killed in Nepal bus accident Lebanese ex-hostages home from Syria Many dead in India temple stampede Map of Madhya Pradesh India

year 2017 Top ^

Jul.10   Kashmir
May.23   India
Mar.11   Damascus

year 2016 Top ^

Nov.24   Iraq
Mar.19   Mecca

year 2015 Top ^

Dec.10   Mecca
Aug.9   India  
Jul.14   Southern India
Apr.21   Nepal

year 2013 Top ^

Oct.19   Beirut
Oct.13   Central India  
  Some 89 pilgrims, mostly women and children, have been killed in a stampede at a Hindu festival in central India, local officials have said
Oct.5   Baghdad
  Northern Nigeria
Jul.26   Rio de Janeiro
Jul.22   Rio de Janeiro
Jun.19   India  

year 2012 Top ^

Dec.24   West Bank
Oct.5   Syria
Aug.4   Syria
Jan.14   Basra

year 2011 Top ^

Dec.24   West Bank  
  Christian pilgrims and tourists from around the world have converged for Christmas. Celebrations culminated in Midnight Mass

Apr.30   Rome  
  Tens of thousands of pilgrims are in Rome to attend a ceremony to mark the beatification of the late Pope, John Paul II

year 2010 Top ^

Dec.4   Baghdad Baghdad bombs hit Iran pilgrims Feb.1   Baghdad Female suicide bomber kills 41 Jan.30   Southern India   9 dead after Indian boat capsizes Map of Andhra Pradesh India
  An overcrowded boat carrying Hindu pilgrims capsized in West Godavari district

year 2009 Top ^

Dec.26   Iraq   Shia pilgrims flock to city for Ashura
Map of Karbala Iraq
  Hundreds of thousands of Muslims have gathered in the city of Karbala for the climax of the religious festival of Ashura
Dec.24   Iraq Blast kills 25 Shiite pilgrims   Attackers targeted pilgrims and mourners ahead of a major holy day   West Bank   Christmas is marked in Bethlehem Map of Bethlehem Israel
  Thousands of pilgrims have gathered to celebrate Christmas in the place where the Bible says Jesus Christ was born
Nov.28   Mecca Bridge to safety unveiled for Hajj stoning Nov.21   Saudi Arabia Flu kills four pilgrims Jul.15   Saudi Arabia   Swine flu threatens Muslim Hajj season  Two Hajj pilgrims from Iran, 57-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man, have contracted the H1N1 virus Apr.23   Sunni Triangle Suicide bombs kill scores

year 2008 Top ^

Dec.24   West Bank   Bethlehem pilgrims mark Christmas
Map of Bethlehem Israel
  Thousands of pilgrims have been celebrating Christmas with a mass, include about 200 Christians from Gaza, amid tight security
Aug.14   Iraq Shiite pilgrims killed suicide blast Map of Iskandariya Iraq
  The woman's attack took place in the Iskandariya district south of Baghdad. Pilgrims traveled to a festival
Feb.24   Iraq   Bombers, gunmen attack Shiite pilgrimage   A suicide bomber killed at least 40 pilgrims and wounded 60 others as the pilgrims are to commemorate one of the holiest days

year 2007 Top ^

Dec.29   Egypt   Gaza pilgrims stranded in Red Sea
  Egypt is insisting that they must re-enter Gaza through Aouja. 2,000 Palestinians returning from a pilgrimage to Mecca are stranded on 2 boats
Oct.14   Sunni Triangle Insurgents attack Shiite pilgrims  In the second day of the Eid al-Fitr festival the separate attacks left at least 24 dead Aug.9   Baghdad   Pilgrims walk across city amid tight security
  Iraqi security forces and U.S. troops imposed stiff security as hundreds of thousands of Shiite faithful made their annual trek to the shrine
Jul.23   Poland Poland mourns 26 bus crash victims
Apr.6   Jerusalem   Peace pleas punctuate Good Friday  Thousands of pilgrims, carrying large wooden crosses, wound their way through the narrow lanes of Old City Jan.30   Iraq Attacks on Shiite pilgrims kill 38   2 major attacks occurred in Diyala, a religiously mixed province northeast of the capital, at the climax of the Ashura festival

year 2006 Top ^

Sep.20   Vatican Pope says he was 'misunderstood'
Aug.20   Baghdad 20 pilgrims killed, hundreds wounded  Gunmen opened fire on crowds of Shiite pilgrims. Hundreds of thousands of were heading to a shrine Aug.19   Baghdad   Iraqis warned as pilgrims rally
  The Prime Minister Maliki has warned that those who use mosques to provoke sectarian violence will be prosecuted
Apr.17   Mexico Bus plunge kills 67 religious pilgrims  An overcrowded bus speeding home from a festival veered off a ramp and crashed through a metal barrier Mar.22   Baghdad Thirteen Shiite pilgrims killed Jan.13   Saudi Arabia Hajj: Saudis, pilgrims trade blame Jan.8   Saudi Arabia     2 million pilgrims making Hajj
  Moving in cars, vans and on foot, a mass of white-robed pilgrims poured into a tented city at the valley of Mena
Jan.7   Mecca     Pilgrims descend on Mecca for Hajj  About 2 million Muslims from around the world were gathering under heavy security for the annual pilgrimage

year 2005 Top ^

Dec.24   Vatican     Pope leads his first Christmas service
  Benedict XVI began leading Midnight Mass blessing thousands of pilgrims, tourists and Romans Sep.18   Iraq   Iraq forces on alert in Karbala
  Hundreds of thousands of Shia pilgrims gather in the holy city for a major religious festival
Sep.1   Baghdad Iraq mourns stampede victims Aug.31   Baghdad Prime Minister defiant after stampede
  Ibrahim Jaafari has dismissed calls for government ministers to resign over the deaths of 1,000 Shia pilgrims Aug.30   Baghdad Shia pilgrims killed  At least 3 people have been killed and 36 injured in a mortar attack in the north of the capital May.28   Iraq Shias 'tortured and shot'  The mutilated bodies of 10 pilgrims have been found in the desert near the town of Qaim close to the Syrian border Apr.10   Rome     Faithful mourn pope at churches  The pilgrims have packed into churches in Rome to remember John Paul II in services presided over by cardinals Apr.9   Rome Pilgrims leave Rome after funeral Mar.6   Rome Pope gives blessing from hospital Feb.6   Vatican     Sick Pope makes public appearance  John Paul II waved to pilgrims after appearing at the window of his hospital where he is recovering from flu Jan.25   Mumbai   258 pilgrims die in stampede
  About 200,000 worshippers had gathered along the narrow road leading up to a shrine when a fire caused a panic

year 2004 Top ^

Aug.28   Iraq Rebels Leave Najaf Shrine  Shi'ite fighters left the Imam Ali Mosque and began turning in their weapons, after pilgrims celebrated a peace agreement Aug.15   France     Pope struggles over Lourdes Mass
  An ailing John Paul II has celebrated an open-air Mass for several hundred thousand pilgrims near a shrine
Feb.1   Saudi Arabia Hajj stampede: 244 pilgrims dead
  The stampede at a stone-throwing ritual lasted for 27 minutes before the crowd was brought under control

year 2003 Top ^

Apr.23   Iraq   Pilgrims flood Karbala on final holy day  Crowds of Shia Muslims chanted and danced in the streets at a pilgrimage suppressed under Saddam Hussein's rule Apr.22   Iraq   Shiite pilgrims flock to Karbala
  Exuberant Shiite Muslims are reviving a religious tradition that was not allowed under Saddam Hussein
Feb.10   Saudi Arabia   2m pilgrims at Mt. Arafat for Hajj
  Nearly two million Muslim pilgrims converged for a solemn prayer ritual that is the highlight of the Hajj
Feb.9   Mecca   Mecca pilgrimage heads for Mina
  2 million Muslim pilgrims jammed the roads after completing the first ritual of the hajj at Mecca

year 2002 Top ^

Jul.26   Canada   Pope speaks to 'Catholic Woodstock'
  Thousands of pilgrims attending World Youth Day exultantly greeted John Paul II, who told the flock to be peacemakers
Jul.25   Toronto Thousands welcome Pope  Young pilgrims poured into a lakeside fairgrounds to welcome and cheer John Paul II in Toronto Feb.14   Kabul   Kabul mob kills minister
  Pilgrims have beaten to death Civil Aviation Minister A. Rahman after rumours that he had cancelled a flight to Saudi Arabia

year 2001 Top ^

Mar.5   Saudi Arabia Hajj crush kills pilgrims Mar.4   Mecca     Hajj reaches climax
  2 million pilgrims have descended on Mount Arafat outside Mecca
Mar.3   Mecca   Hajj pilgrims flock to Mina Map of Mina Saudi Arabia
  Muslim pilgrims have left Mecca in thousands of cars and buses or on foot for Mina at the start of the annual pilgrimage
Jan.24   India   Millions flock to Ganges festival
  30 million Hindu pilgrims are expected to go to the river for the most auspicious day of the Maha Kumbh Mela
Jan.9   India   Hindu festival smooth start
  Million pilgrims plunged into the waters of the holy river Ganges to wash away sins

year 2000 Top ^

Dec.24   Israel   No Christmas lights in Bethlehem
Map of Bethlehem Israel
  Bethlehem is quiet this Christmas. Only a few pilgrims visit the birthplace of Jesus

before year 2000
Jul. 2, 1990   Mecca     Stampede by pilgrims inside pedestrian tunnel
Map of Mecca Saudi Arabia
  A tunnel leading out towards Mina led to the deaths of 1,426 pilgrims, many of them Malaysian, Indonesian and Pakistani of origin

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