Mecca, Saudi Arabia, satellite image

Mecca, Saudi Arabia, satellite image

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Credit: CNES, 2012 DISTRIBUTION SPOT IMAGE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Mecca, Saudi Arabia, satellite image. Mecca is the Islamic religion's holiest city being the birthplace of the founder of Islam, Mohammed. Followers of Islam must visit Mecca at least once in their life. The large white building in the centre of the image is the Great Mosque and within this building is the kabbah, the main focal point for pilgrims. During the main month of pilgrimage, known as hajj, Mecca is home to 2 million visitors. Imaged by the Pleiades satellites, in 2012.

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