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Muslim pilgrims carrying umbrellas to block the sun.

30 photos show what life is like in the hottest inhabited city on earth

Mecca in Saudi Arabia is the world's hottest inhabited place. Here are 30 photos showing what life is like there.

16 dramatic aerial photos show 2 million Muslims taking part in the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca

The annual Hajj pilgrimage wraps up on Wednesday. Muslims from more than 160 countries gathered in Mecca for the pilgrimage this year.
A pilgrim prays at Mount Al-Noor, a holy site near Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia crucified a man in Mecca while aggressively calling out Canada over human rights

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia executed a man in the holy city of Mecca on Wednesday amid accusing Canada of human-rights violations in a deepening dispute between the two countries.