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    124 year-old Saudi becomes the oldest hajj pilgrim

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    ABU-DHABI, December 24 (RIA Novosti) - A Saudi Arabia national has became the oldest pilgrim to perform the hajj at 124 years of age, the Al-Riyadh newspaper said on Monday.

    The man has also beaten another record this year, after performing the hajj for the 95th time in his life. He is the country's only living person to have performed the rituals at the same time as Abdul-Aziz bin Saud, the founder of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

    The man, who has three wives and seven sons, said that the pilgrimage fills him with a feeling of serenity and peace which lengthens his life.

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