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Old November 8th, 2011, 03:26 PM   #10141
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Mecca -Haj season 2011



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An aerial view shows the Mecca Clock Tower as Muslim pilgrims walking around the Kaaba in the Grand Mosque of the holy city of Mecca during the annual Hajj pilgrimage rituals on November 7, 2011. (Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images)


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Muslim pilgrims move around the Kaaba, seen at center, inside the Grand Mosque, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws three million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. The Hajj will begin on November 5. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)



The Grand Mosque is seen from the top of al-Noor mountain where the Hiraa cave is located, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on November 2, 2011. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

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Old November 9th, 2011, 01:53 AM   #10142
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Old pic of the Grand Mosque with one or 2 minarets



very old pic of Mecca about 100 years ago






Mecca in 60-70's




Mecca 2010

great pics !!

two more old pics from the last of the 19th century





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Old November 9th, 2011, 02:23 AM   #10143
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Thats A lot of Pilgrims...
One question....where is the parking lot? How do they get there?
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Old November 9th, 2011, 02:33 AM   #10144
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by bus.. or walking..
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Old November 9th, 2011, 03:35 AM   #10145
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Mecca 2011
from the sky



This picture is taken on 2 November 2011

Click on this link to have a VERY LARGER VIEW...

Click! http://www.digitalglobe.com/sites/de...v2_2011_dg.jpg

Mashallah! Amazing!

source: http://www.trouvetamosquee.fr/8hajj-...vue-du-ciel14/



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2 November 2011

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Old November 9th, 2011, 08:41 AM   #10146
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Thats A lot of Pilgrims...
One question....where is the parking lot? How do they get there?
They mostly hang out here, first.
http://www.bricoleurbanism.org/whims...nt-city-mecca/

Then there's roads and bridges leading to the Grand Mosque.

(Speaking of which, is there a thread somewhere for that enormous expansion project?)

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Old November 9th, 2011, 02:59 PM   #10147
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They mostly hang out here, first.
http://www.bricoleurbanism.org/whims...nt-city-mecca/

Then there's roads and bridges leading to the Grand Mosque.

(Speaking of which, is there a thread somewhere for that enormous expansion project?)
Yes, Holy Mosque Expansion: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...0#post85509130
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Old November 9th, 2011, 05:16 PM   #10148
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Mina - Hajj season 2011

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Old November 9th, 2011, 05:22 PM   #10149
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Tacky!
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Old November 9th, 2011, 07:34 PM   #10150
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Now that Abraj Al-Bait is almost complete, are they going to demolish the royal residence facing the King Fahd Expansion? (the buildings on the hill at the left corner of the pic)
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Old November 9th, 2011, 08:06 PM   #10151
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Tacky!
Agree, It looks like it should have been built in Las Vegas.
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Old November 9th, 2011, 08:28 PM   #10152
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Such beautiful pictures! <3
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Old November 9th, 2011, 08:32 PM   #10153
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Now that Abraj Al-Bait is almost complete, are they going to demolish the royal residence facing the King Fahd Expansion? (the buildings on the hill at the left corner of the pic)
I don't think Royal suites(4-5 floors under the Makkah Clock) are ready now ...I think they will demolish the Palace only after they move up there.
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Old November 9th, 2011, 08:33 PM   #10154
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Such beautiful pictures! <3
Yah! ...so your back?
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Old November 9th, 2011, 08:40 PM   #10155
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Old November 9th, 2011, 08:53 PM   #10156
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so welcome back!
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Old November 9th, 2011, 09:03 PM   #10158
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Old November 9th, 2011, 09:40 PM   #10159
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lol jk. welcome back!
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