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Old January 12th, 2008, 02:39 PM   #1561
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found that awesome shot on flickr:

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Old January 12th, 2008, 02:44 PM   #1562
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big ben isnt very big at all
its only 7 meters shorter then your tallest tower U/C !
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Old January 12th, 2008, 04:40 PM   #1563
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That's indeed an impressive crowd on that aerial, ZZ-II.
There could be about a million people gathered together, I guess. AFAIK, such a number has been reached otherwise only at the biggest ritual Ganges washings by Hindus.

In this proportion, Abraj Al-Bait suddenly appears small... the whole complex surely couldn't host the entire pilgrims shown here!
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Old January 12th, 2008, 04:51 PM   #1564
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According to a turkush newspaper m² prices for a apartment in Mecca are 50.000 USD
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Old January 12th, 2008, 06:00 PM   #1565
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Old January 13th, 2008, 01:17 PM   #1566
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amazing photo,was it taken from a helicopter or the tower under construction?
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Old January 13th, 2008, 05:17 PM   #1567
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Old January 13th, 2008, 10:55 PM   #1568
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that pic is CRAZY!! as someone who hates crowds and feels positively sick in tight enclosed space... I could NOT fathom being in that hajj crowd.... scary...

maybe they really do need this huge hotel.....

although I must admit that a version of built right next to St. Peters Square in ROME would make me vomit.... and I'm an atheist!
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Old January 13th, 2008, 10:59 PM   #1569
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That's indeed an impressive crowd on that aerial, ZZ-II.
There could be about a million people gathered together, I guess. AFAIK, such a number has been reached otherwise only at the biggest ritual Ganges washings by Hindus.

In this proportion, Abraj Al-Bait suddenly appears small... the whole complex surely couldn't host the entire pilgrims shown here!
Times Square NYC New Year's Eve anybody??

and many of those are drunk!?!?

actually the Hajj #'s are probably MUCH bigger.... although peaceful [and not drunk/high]... that many people kinda scares me....

after all, I hate leaving a crowded baseball stadium at the same time with thousands of people!!!
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Old January 14th, 2008, 12:15 AM   #1570
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Old January 14th, 2008, 03:31 AM   #1571
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guys may i mention this will be the worlds highest clock tower for sometime

since.....



can you imagin that big ben is the 4th largest while this mega towers lead the way i mean seriously that must be one huge clock !
the clock it self is as big as the big ben
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Old January 14th, 2008, 03:36 AM   #1572
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That's indeed an impressive crowd on that aerial, ZZ-II.
There could be about a million people gathered together, I guess. AFAIK, such a number has been reached otherwise only at the biggest ritual Ganges washings by Hindus.

In this proportion, Abraj Al-Bait suddenly appears small... the whole complex surely couldn't host the entire pilgrims shown here!
actually up to 4 million people visit Makkah during hajj
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Old January 14th, 2008, 04:40 AM   #1573
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actually up to 4 million people visit Makkah during hajj
Yeah.. and imagine if there was no set limit on the number of pilgrims from each country during Hajj.
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Old January 14th, 2008, 05:14 AM   #1574
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the clock it self is as big as the big ben
Actually that's an interesting point, what is the diameter of the clock? I'm sure someone on here knows how to figure that out but I think I lack the cranial capacity to do so myself and I'm not sure where in the thread it has been mentioned if indeed it has. Thanks in advance to whomever knows.
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Old January 14th, 2008, 05:16 AM   #1575
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It is very nice!! but I hate the fact that many building is too close to kabba mosque.. Mosque needed to be expanded in the furture.

Accident is waiting to happen..
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Old January 14th, 2008, 05:36 AM   #1576
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Old January 17th, 2008, 04:13 AM   #1577
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Amazing place indeed.
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Old January 17th, 2008, 08:03 AM   #1578
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Just too bad that the billions of people who are not muslims will not be allowed to ever visit this place... . I don't want to start a religious war, but if muslims don't allow other religions, maybe it's only fair to not allow muslims in places that are not muslim-only? Food for thought....
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Old January 17th, 2008, 08:20 AM   #1579
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There are no major religions apart from muslim that disallow someone from visiting.
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Old January 17th, 2008, 08:27 AM   #1580
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Not true. Try going into an LDS temple without being a devout Mormon
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