A birds-eye view: amazing aerial shots (35 images)

Updated: May 28, 2010 at 12:48 PM
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Muslim Pilgrims pray at the birthplace of prophet Mohammed at the Grand Mosque, Islam's holiest shrine where some two million Muslims have been gathering for weeks in advance of the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca, Saudi Arabia on December 4, 2008. More than two million Muslims head to the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, to make the annual Hajj pilgrimage. All fit and financially able Muslims are expected to perform the Hajj at least once in their life. (UPI Photo/Mohammad Kheirkhah)
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