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Picture of a crowd of people circling the Kaaba in the the Masjid al-Ḥarām in Mecca, Saudi Arabia
February 28, 2022

Circling the Kaaba

A story in the November 1978 issue documented the hajj, which is the journey of faithful Muslims to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. In this picture, a long exposure creates a time-lapse view of pilgrims circling the Kaaba in the Masjid al-Ḥarām, the most sacred site in Islam.
Photograph by Mohamed Amin, Nat Geo Image Collection
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