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28 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 18 October 2010

The organisers of the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia know a thing or two about dealing with large crowds and keeping them safe from disease. We hear how they’re comparing experiences with those behind the biggest sporting and political events of the decade.

And why a peaceful countryside scene can take away pain.


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