The city of Mecca during Ramadan - in pictures

 

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Incredible aerial photographs of the holiest place in Islam have emerged as Muslim worshippers gathered to pray at the Grand mosque during Ramadan.

The city of Mecca welcomed millions of Muslims on Lailat al-Qadr, or Night of Power,  who marked the night on which the  Koran was revealed to Prophet Mohammad by Allah.

Take a look at the stunning imagery:

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Muslim worshippers praying at the Grand mosque, in the holy city of Mecca during Ramadan

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Muslim worshippers praying at the Grand mosque on Lailat al-Qadr, or Night of Power, on which the Koran was revealed to Prophet Mohammad by Allah

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Millions of Muslims journey to Mecca every year for the culmination of the holy night of Ramadan. The Saudi Arabian city’s population almost trebles during the festivities

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Muslim worshippers at the holiest place in Islam

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