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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Ikonos satellite image showing the area around the US consulate (right of centre). North is at top. Jeddah is a coastal city with a population of around 2.3 million. It has been inhabited for over 2500 years and serves as the main port for Muslim pilgrims on their journey to Mecca. In December 2004, gunmen attacked the US consulate, leaving five Saudi soldiers and three terrorists dead. Photographed on 28 June 2002.
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