Mecca

The mosque of Al-Masjid al-HÌ£arām in Mecca surrounds the Kaaba, the place where all Muslims are expected to visit once in their lives (the Hajj) and where they turn towards when praying. In this picture you can see masses of people around the Kaaba, as millions visit each year it’s usually very busy. Although we’ve featured crowds before this image is different as it’s a Digitalglobe satellite photo, so I believe this is the only example so far where you can see real people on a satellite photograph (previous examples have been aerial photographs). Also, if you’re not…

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