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The Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah

The awesome Prophet’s Mosque of Madinah is truly a beautiful house of worship, inside and out. It houses the tomb of the Prophet Mohammed himself and is built on the exact spot that Mohammed personally selected. Originally built on this … Continue reading

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The Lion King in Arabic

The Lion King in Arabic This photo was taken off the TV as it played a DVD of an Arabic version of The Lion King.  The viewer has the option of hearing the dialogue in either English or Arabic, and also … Continue reading

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Out for a Walk

Two men out on the streets of Jeddah.  The man  in white wears the traditional men’s dress called a thobe.  The other man wears the traditional Saudi red and white checked headgear called Ghuttra.   CORRECTION:  The red and white traditional … Continue reading

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Night Traffic

Jeddah at night is always hopping.  Because of the severe daytime heat and businesses closing a good part of the day for prayers, a lot of business is conducted at night, with shops and malls often open until well past midnight.   So … Continue reading

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