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Inside the Middle East - Blog
December 18, 2007
Mideast Snapshot
These photos were sent to me today by producer Mohammed Tawfeeq, who is in Mecca producing CNN's yearly Hajj coverage with my colleague Isha Sesay. Tonight, the crew will be sleeping in the desert under a tent somewhere in Mina.



Millions of pilgrims dressed in white on their way to - or back from- Mount Arafat



It gets a tiny bit crowded out there. Pilgrims find a spot to get some rest anywhere they can.

--Posted by Hala Gorani

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