21N 40E - google earth (2)

Gotta love google-earth. It is not only useful to get some better perspective for specific sites from, but it is also the source of many spectacular images. Images that you'd normally wouldn't even consider. Like this one...

Upon first look, this just looks like a part of a city that just happens to use one monochrome colour in building materials. A closer inspection shows that these are tents. The tents are located in a town called Mina, near Mecca (in Saoudi-Arabia), and they provide accomodation for the thousands of pilgrims that come to the region for the Hajj each year. The sheer size of this camp-site (if that is the correct word in this case) is astonishing.

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