Flight of fancy: Towering skyscrapers near Masjidil Haram is what one could only fancy a couple of decades ago.
It's tent-amount to crime: Despite stringent measures in place, some unregistered Hajis manages to sneak into Mina.
Height of devotion: Reading holy verses at Mt. Arafat.
Careful while giving care: Imagine how hard is the job of this ambulance driver. Every hour, he has to face the challenge of reaching the injured or sick without hurting pilgirms.
Unwinding: Every worker is tired due to a heavy load of work.
An photos by Muhammad Ali, Marwan Al-Johani, Salman Al-Marzouki, Thamer Al-Faraj, Khader Al-Zahrani, Adnan Mahdali, Ahmad Hashad and Abdullah Al-Muwallad.
Arab News; Friday December 12, 2008