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Mecca's mega architecture casts shadow over hajj

Arabian heights ... the Abraj al-Bait looms over the Grand Mosque and Kaaba in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Photograph: Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Toast-rack urbanism ... how the al-Shamiya area will look The Jabal Omar project

Arabian heights ... the Abraj al-Bait looms over the Grand Mosque and Kaaba in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Photograph: Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty
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Arabian heights ... the Abraj al-Bait looms over the Grand Mosque and Kaaba in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Photograph: Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty



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