Friday, 27 November 2015



    "An estimated 3 million people marched through Rome, Italy in opposition to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in the largest anti-war rally in history on 15 February 2003."

    List of largest peaceful gatherings in history

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    This is a list of the largest historic peaceful gatherings of people in one place for a single event. For brevity, only gatherings in excess of 1 million are recorded.


    20 million and over

    10 million and over

    5 million and over


    Two to five million

    One to two million


    One method of determining how many people are at an event is the scientific analysis of photographs, video images, or both. Based on the quality of the image, it is possible to do a physical head count or to estimate attendance based on the density of people within similar areas. This permits the estimation of people over large areas or where parts of the image are obscured. An extensive discussion of how images were used to estimate the number of attendees at the Million Man March can be found at the Center for Remote Sensing at Boston University's website.[117]


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  5. وصل لغایة الان الی نحو ۱ میلیون زائرا فی محافظة

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  8. 22 میلیون زائر برای اربعین به کربلا رفتند

  9. The Iraqi government confirmed that the number of pilgrims in the city of Karbala for the annual Arbaeen (Arbain) pilgrim has reached a record 1.5 million this year.

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