Mideast Saudi Arabia Mountain Of Light Photo Essay

Mideast Saudi Arabia Mountain Of Light Photo Essay

In this Friday, Sept. 9, 2016 photo, a Pakistani man, who makes steps out of cement, takes in the view from Noor Mountain, where Prophet Muhammad received his first revelation from God to preach Islam, on the outskirts of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Unlike the quiet and seemingly endless stretch of nature the prophet would have seen from the cave, massive high-rise towers housing five-star hotels hover in the distant skyline just steps away from the cube-shaped Kaaba, Islam’s holiest site. The Pakistani workers and beggars who live off the mountain’s draw say they play a key role in helping to preserve it.(AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

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September 09, 2016 08:50:28 AM
September 16, 2016 05:01:19 AM
Nariman El-Mofty
AP
ASSOCIATED PRESS
A FRIDAY, SEPT. 9, 2016 PHOTO 7 OF A 15-PICTURE PHOTO ESSAY
5760 x 3840 2.7 MB
Islam, Mountains, Religion, Social affairs, Environment and nature
Mecca, SAUDI ARABIA
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