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>> A call center with a difference. These Saudi women are preparing to field distress calls from across Mecca, during the annual Hajj Muslim pilgrimage.>>
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> About two million Muslims are expected to attend the pilgrimage in Mecca, starting from Wednesday
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As it tentatively offers more work and education opportunities to woman who would normally stay at home. It's a big shift, if a small step. Saudi Arabia adheres to a hardline interpretation of Islamic law and tribal custom. Women must still obey a strict dress code, have male guardians, and are barred from driving.
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Saudi authorities have been preparing for months to handle outbreaks of violence, fires, riots or disease at the Hajj. Or a stampede, like one that killed hundreds of people two years ago.>>