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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of western Saudi Arabia near the coast of the Red Sea. The birthplace of Muhammad, it is the holiest city of Islam and a pilgrimage site for all devout believers of the faith. Population: 1,290,000.

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  • proper n. A city in Saudi Arabia, the holiest place in Islam, location of the sacred Ka'ba, and to which Muslims are required to make a hajj at least once in their lifetime.
  • n. Any place considered to be a very important place to visit by people with a particular interest.

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  • n. joint capital (with Riyadh) of Saudi Arabia; located in western Saudi Arabia; as the birthplace of Muhammad it is the holiest city of Islam
  • n. a place that attracts many visitors

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  • MECCA, Saudi Arabia -- Draped in white robes to symbolize purity and the equality of mankind under God, nearly 3 million Muslims from all over the world gathered Friday in Mecca, on the eve of the sta ...

    3 Million Muslims In Mecca For Pilgrimage

  • MECCA, Saudi Arabia -- Draped in white robes to symbolize purity and the equality of mankind under God, nearly 3 million Muslims from all over the world gathered Friday in Mecca, on the eve of the start of the annual hajj pilgrimage.

    3 Million Muslims In Mecca For Pilgrimage

  • CHAPTER SEVENTEEN MECCA The pilgrimage to Mecca, known as Hajj, is a religious obligation that every orthodox Muslim fulfills, if humanly able, at least once in his or her lifetime.

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  • MECCA - An allegedly drunken 16-year-old driving a stolen car, and a woman wanted for hit-and-run, were among the 10 people arrested at an overnight sobriety checkpoint in Mecca, authorities said.

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  • MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AFP) - An estimated 2.5 million Muslims have converged on Mecca for the annual hajj pilgrimage, as workers toil round the clock to complete construction projects designed to avoid deadly stampedes.

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  • MECCA - Millions of Muslims from around the world have gathered in the Saudi city of Mecca in anticipation of the start of Hajj - the annual Muslim pilgrimage that re-enacts the actions of the Prophet Muhammad 1,377 years ago.

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  • MECCA, Nov 25 (AFP) - A day-long downpour fouled the start of the annual hajj on Wednesday, soaking thousands of people as they walked from Mecca to Mina, snarling traffic and stranding buses for hours.

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  • MECCA, Saudi Arabia -- The hajj to the holy cities of Mecca and Medina begins today.

    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

  • MECCA, Nov 24 (AFP) - An estimated 2.5 million Muslims have converged on Mecca for the annual hajj pilgrimage, as workers toil round the clock to complete construction projects designed to avoid deadly stampedes.

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