Holy City of Mecca in 1887 (photos)

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In the late 1880’s, photographer Al Sayyid Abd al Ghaffar carried cumbersome equipment to the desert city of Mecca, capturing scenes of thousands of Muslim pilgrims camped in the surrounding hills and valleys during the Hajj.

Since then, the holy city of Mecca has grown drastically to accommodate the annual gathering of pilgrims all over the world.

Check out below for some great photos of Mecca, shot around 1887:

Source: The Atlantic

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