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Licentie: Ali Mansuri

Mecca (Saudi Arabia)

Mecca is the capital city of Saudi Arabia's Makkah province, in the historic Hejaz region. It is located 80 kilometres (50 miles) from the Red Sea. The city is revered by Muslims for containing the holiest site of Islam, the Masjid al-Haram, and a pilgrimage that involves an extended visit to the city is required of all able-bodied Muslims who can afford to go at least once in an individual's lifetime. 
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