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Hajj security

Terbaru  24 Oktober 2012 - 16:45 WIB

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They have a tough mission ahead.

Thousands of members of the Saudi security forces have been taking part in a parade ahead of the world’s biggest religious gathering.

The Hajj involves over 2 million Muslim pilgrims. It’s a ritual that’s designed to promote Islamic brotherhood.

With tensions simmering in the region, particularly in Lebanon and Syria, the logistics are even more complicated than usual.

Vocabulary

mission: misi, tugas

parade: parade

pilgrims: jemaah

simmering:mendidih

logistics:logistik

Exercise

Isilah tempat yang kosong dengan memilih kata-kata yang sesuai berikut ini. Anda mungkin harus mengubah bentuk kata:

mission / parade / pilgrims / simmering / logistics

1. Hundreds of Roman Catholic _______ have been evacuated from the sanctuary of Lourdes in France after heavy flooding in the area.

3. Paralympic star Ellie Simmonds has been honoured with a second homecoming _______ in the West Midlands. Crowds lined the streets of Aldridge to cheer on the swimmer and Paralymic cyclist Jon-Allan Butterworth as they passed by in a horse-drawn carriage.

4. The new UN-Arab League envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, began his first _______ on Monday with a visit to Cairo, and is due to visit Damascus in the coming days.

5. Protesters in Cairo were pushed back from the US embassy to Tahrir Square and the BBC's Jon Leyne, in the city, says unrest is still _______.

Answer

pilgrims

Source: Klik Pilgrims evacuated as French floods hit Lourdes shrine

2. The fact that it took al-Qaeda nearly six weeks to announce Bin Laden's successor points to continuing disarray in the organisation's ranks, says Mr Yusufzai. "It shows that they have operational difficulties, and problems with logistics and security," he said. "They are on the run, and are trying hard to survive."

Source: Klik How will Zawahiri transform al-Qaeda?

3. Paralympic star Ellie Simmonds has been honoured with a second homecoming parade in the West Midlands. Crowds lined the streets of Aldridge to cheer on the swimmer and Paralymic cyclist Jon-Allan Butterworth as they passed by in a horse-drawn carriage.

Source: Klik Ellie Simmonds: Aldridge parade for Paralympian

4. The new UN-Arab League envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, began his first mission on Monday with a visit to Cairo, and is due to visit Damascus in the coming days.

Source: Klik Syria defector Manaf Tlas hints at French intelligence aid

5. Protesters in Cairo were pushed back from the US embassy to Tahrir Square and the BBC's Jon Leyne, in the city, says unrest is still simmering.

Source: Klik US missions braced for protests over anti-Islam film

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