Tag Archives: Hajj

Religious Programming

Saudi Arabian television programming consists of many stations which feature religious talk shows, lectures, and live religious services around the clock. During Ramadan – the month when all Muslims fast during the daytime hours – religious programming increases even more … Continue reading

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Religious Pilgrim

Tha man on the left at this hotel desk in Jeddah is a religious pilgrim. All Muslims are required to make a religious pilgrimmage called Hajj during a specific time of the year to Makkah at least once in their … Continue reading

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Family on the Street

Millions of people from all over the world come to Saudi Arabia every year during the Hajj, the religious pilgrimage that all able-bodied Muslims are required to perform at least once in their lives. Many come from other countries and … Continue reading

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The Tents at Mina

The Hajj is the religious pilgrimage to Makkah that all able-bodied Muslims are required to complete once during their lifetime. Last year some three million people from around the world converged on Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj during a specific … Continue reading

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My World: Segregated Elevators

Ok, I realize that posting photos of elevator doors is really not very exciting, but these are the first segregated elevators that I have ever seen in my life, so I thought you might find it interesting too. In Saudi … Continue reading

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Woman in Traffic

Woman in traffic This African woman dressed in her home country’s traditional clothing crosses a Jeddah street amidst many cars coming from every direction.  She pushes a baby stroller, sans baby, loaded with various items she has picked up along the … Continue reading

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Sign for Makkah

I snapped this photo as we were buzzing by in the car.  It points out an exit for the road to Makkah (or Mecca), and warns drivers to be on the lookout for bicyclists, horse drawn vehicles, motorcyclists, and pedestrians … Continue reading

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