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Posted: Thursday, July 23, 2009 8:08 am | Updated: 3:04 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

CAIRO -- Arab health ministers decided to ban children, the elderly and those with chronic medical conditions from attending the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia this year in effort to slow the spread of swine flu.

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