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Old August 19th, 2011, 01:51 AM   #9381
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Timing please, I don't want to got at evening and find out it was 'launched' at 12'O clock noon
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Old August 19th, 2011, 02:04 AM   #9382
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Tell us ! maybe it will be live on Quran Kareem TV
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Old August 19th, 2011, 02:10 AM   #9383
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Old August 19th, 2011, 02:41 AM   #9384
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Where's asyiqul^huur???
it is summer vacation time, and Asyiqul is a foreign student in Umm Al Qura University. so i guess he is back in his home country spending vacation. otherwise it is not like him to loose all these developments in the spire.
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Old August 19th, 2011, 02:48 AM   #9385
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Well, he doesn't know what he's missing. I'll be replacing him tomorrow, I'll go to Masjid-al-Haraam after Maghrib Prayer Insha Allah.
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Old August 19th, 2011, 02:58 AM   #9386
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How could it be launched while it's not completed ,yet ? !!!
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Old August 19th, 2011, 03:04 AM   #9387
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Maybe because the king won't visit it again anytime sooner
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Old August 19th, 2011, 03:43 AM   #9388
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I'm sorry....I had my iftar in Montreal! busy!

On Saudi Gazette, it says:

King Abdullah, who also ordered implementation of the project to build the Makkah Clock,
will patronize the ceremony to launch it.


They don't tell when, how, where...

http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index...20110819107633
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Old August 19th, 2011, 04:20 AM   #9389
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yeah like people said this project really comes up now after the clock tower finished rising
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Old August 19th, 2011, 10:26 AM   #9390
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Roukaya19, I can't get over what an amazing set of pics you've just recently posted for us! Thank you so much for sharing!! Absolutely brilliant!!!
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Old August 19th, 2011, 03:12 PM   #9391
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it is summer vacation time, and Asyiqul is a foreign student in Umm Al Qura University. so i guess he is back in his home country spending vacation. otherwise it is not like him to loose all these developments in the spire.
Last year he did an umrah during Ramadan...but maybe not this year. Inshallah he'll come back one day.
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Old August 19th, 2011, 03:15 PM   #9392
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Roukaya19, I can't get over what an amazing set of pics you've just recently posted for us! Thank you so much for sharing!! Absolutely brilliant!!!
you're welcome... it was absolutely long to post all...oufff!
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Old August 19th, 2011, 03:15 PM   #9393
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A link with a video on alarabiya about the the event of launching the Holy Mosque Expansion and Makkah Clock and other projet

http://www.alarabiya.net/articles/20...18/162938.html

and a new video with the Haram site

Alshamiyyah's view from Abbadi mountain, Makkah

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Old August 19th, 2011, 03:39 PM   #9394
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A big shot!
Makkah Royal Clock Tower





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Old August 19th, 2011, 07:35 PM   #9395
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Old August 19th, 2011, 09:30 PM   #9396
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King Abdullah is due to officially inaugurate
the ''Mecca Royal Clock Tower''
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Abdullah opens work on Mecca mosque extension

19 August 2011

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia — King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia will officially launch a $10.6-billion (7.3-billion-euro) extension project Friday for the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Islam's holiest city, media reports said.

The project is intended to allow the complex to accommodate some two million worshippers at a time, the daily Asharq al-Awsat said.

The site, where 10,000 workers are already working round-the-clock covers an area of 400,000 square metres (4.3 million square feet).

The project envisages a multi-level extension on the north side of the complex, together with stairways and tunnels to facilitate worshippers access to the mosque, built around the cubic Kaaba that all Muslims face to pray.

The Grand Mosque underwent significant expansion in the mid-1980s, but the number of Muslim pilgrims has steadily grown, requiring another expansion.

Friday evening, Abdullah also is due to officially inaugurate the 601-metre (1,983-foot) Mecca Royal Clock Tower, topped with a gigantic four-faced clock that rises from behind the hills and helps visitors at other holy sites locate the Grand Mosque.

The clock tower is the world's second tallest building -- behind the Burj Khalifa, the 828-metre (2,717-foot) skyscraper inaugurated in Dubai early last year.

Mecca, which during the annual hajj pilgrimage attracts some 2.5 million Muslims from around the world for a stay of two weeks on average, last November opened a metro service that will operate only during the hajj season.

A proposed $10-billion (7-billion-euro) high-speed train linking Jeddah to Medina via Mecca is also in the cards, with European and Asian companies locked in fierce competition for the project.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp...8d0b8bf535.771

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Old August 19th, 2011, 10:31 PM   #9397
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isnt it time to bump our lovely other mecca scraper thread? the 20xscraper thing that was announced to start now
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Old August 20th, 2011, 12:18 AM   #9398
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Minaret flashing!

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Old August 20th, 2011, 02:15 AM   #9399
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I saw the flashing, but not the banner, could this be from yesterday?
Just came back from my photo spree. As usual, it didn't go as I planned, but I still managed to get some OK pics. I'll start working on them now.
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Old August 20th, 2011, 02:46 AM   #9400
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Than you so much Roukaya.
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