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see AllahabadAllahabad
, city (1991 pop. 844,546), Uttar Pradesh state, N central India. On the site of Prayag, an ancient Indo-Aryan holy city, Allahabad was renamed Prayagraj by the state government in 2018, but the change has not yet been formally approved by the national government.
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; VaranasiVaranasi
, formerly Benares
, city (1991 pop. 1,030,863), Uttar Pradesh state, N central India, on the Ganges River. Although a rail hub and trade center, Varanasi is chiefly important as a holy city.
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; JerusalemJerusalem
, Heb. Yerushalayim, Arab. Al Quds, city (1994 pop. 578,800), capital of Israel. East Jerusalem is also claimed by Palestinians as a future capital, and most nations have not formally recognized the city as the capital of Israel in the belief that its
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; MeccaMecca
or Makkah
, city (1993 pop. 966,381), capital of the Hejaz, W Saudi Arabia. The birthplace c.A.D. 570 of Muhammad the Prophet, it is the holiest city of Islam, and the goal of the annual Muslim hajj. It is c.
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; RomeRome,
Ital. Roma, city (1991 pop. 2,775,250), capital of Italy and see of the pope, whose residence, Vatican City, is a sovereign state within the city of Rome. Rome is also the capital of Latium, a region of central Italy, and of Rome prov.
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Holy City

poetical name for heaven. [World Rel.: NCE, 1213]
See: Heaven
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The militants were killed in an air and ground operation on the borders between Anbar province and the holy city of Karbala, where millions of Shiite Muslims marked Ashura, the anniversary of the death of Imam al-Hussein, the grandson of Islam's Prophet Mohamed, Iraqi News reported.
It provides once-in-a-life time opportunity to all Muslims who can afford it wherever he may be to assemble at the holy city of Makkah where the Holy Kaaba is located, for five-day rituals of worship.
Commenting at the signing celebration with the partners in London, Elie Younes, Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer of Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, said "we are privileged to continue on our strong journey in Saudi Arabia with Al Majd Al Arabiah and we thank our partner for their trust with the addition of the world's biggest Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson hotels in the holy city of Makkah.
Commenting at the signing celebration with the partners in London, Elie Younes, excutive vice president and chief development officer of Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group said: " We are privileged to continue on our strong journey in Saudi Arabia with Al Majd Al Arabiah and we thank our partner for their trust with the addition of the world's biggest Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson hotels in the holy city of Makkah.
This act of Houthis against the holy city in which the worlds Muslims Qiblah is located, carries deep concern and anguish for Government and people of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
Mohammed Abdulsalam, the Houthis spokesperson denied on Friday that the Houthis have targeted the Holy city of Makka confirming that the target was King Abdul Aziz Airport in Jeddah city adding that the aim of such propaganda is to turn the Islamic world against Yemenis.
With the growth of religious travel into Saudi Arabia, there continues to be a strong demand for hotels within the holy city and Starwood is in an enviable position with a pipeline of more than 3,000 new rooms in addition to 1,200 existing rooms in this market.
The pilgrims gathered in the holy city to mourn the martyrdom of Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (AS), who passed away on the 21st day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan around 14 centuries ago.
Al Mazrouei noted that the number of pilgrims who arrived in holy city of Makkah and Al Madinah Al Munawarah had reached 3,500 up until Saturday and all were in good health with no incidence of epidemics or infectious diseases being reported.
Palestinians of occupied East Jerusalem currently own only 13 per cent of the land in that locality and the Israeli government is in the process of putting in place new rules under the Israeli Custodian of Absentee Property, which will enable the occupying state to seize half of that remaining land under the pretext that the owners of those lands live in the nearby West Bank, and not in the holy city itself.
He said it was a matter of proud that the holy city would be witnessing the huge celebrations this time and the event was being observed to bring in the focus of environmental concerns relating the city.