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Rouhani Cutting UN Trip Short to Honor Hajj Stampede Victims

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani will depart New York for Tehran on Monday, cutting short his visit for the U.N. General Assembly meetings so that he can take part in a ceremony for the Iranians killed in a stampede during the annual Hajj pilgrimage.
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Iranian protesters chant slogans in front of the embassy of Saudi Arabia in Tehran, Sept. 27, 2015. The protesters hold Saudi Arabia responsible for a deadly stampede on Thursday that killed more than 700 pilgrims, including more than 170 Iranians.
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Iranian protesters chant slogans in front of the embassy of Saudi Arabia in Tehran, Sept. 27, 2015. The protesters hold Saudi Arabia responsible for a deadly stampede on Thursday that killed more than 700 pilgrims, including more than 170 Iranians.

An Iranian protester throws a tomato at the embassy of Saudi Arabia in Tehran, Sept. 27, 2015.
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An Iranian protester throws a tomato at the embassy of Saudi Arabia in Tehran, Sept. 27, 2015.

Iranian police officers protect the embassy of Saudi Arabia in Tehran during a gathering of protesters who blame the country for a deadly stampede on Thursday that killed more than 700 pilgrims, Sept. 27, 2015.
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Iranian police officers protect the embassy of Saudi Arabia in Tehran during a gathering of protesters who blame the country for a deadly stampede on Thursday that killed more than 700 pilgrims, Sept. 27, 2015.

An Iranian protester chants slogans while police officers prevent him from getting near the embassy of Saudi Arabia in Tehran, Sept. 27, 2015.
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An Iranian protester chants slogans while police officers prevent him from getting near the embassy of Saudi Arabia in Tehran, Sept. 27, 2015.

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