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Water Diary

According to waterfootprint.org my annual water footprint is about 2133 cubic meters. This comes out to just under 6 cubic meters a day. This is above the global average that comes out to just under 4 cubic meters a day, or 1385 cubic meters a year. 446 more words

Hajj pilgrimage passes peacefully

06 October 2014 Monday

Saudi Arabia breathed a sign of relief on Monday as the huge annual Muslim hajj pilgrimage neared its close.

The kingdom said this year’s tighter security and sanitary precautions had paid off, allowing 2.085 million pilgrims to visit Mecca and other holy sites in safety this year, just slightly higher than the 1.98 million pilgrims last year. 495 more words

Arabian Peninsula

Hajj pilgrimage passes peacefully

06 October 2014 Monday

Saudi Arabia breathed a sign of relief on Monday as the huge annual Muslim hajj pilgrimage neared its close.

The kingdom said this year’s tighter security and sanitary precautions had paid off, allowing 2.085 million pilgrims to visit Mecca and other holy sites in safety this year, just slightly higher than the 1.98 million pilgrims last year. 495 more words

Islamic History

In Saudi Arabia, Muslims pray on climax of hajj

October 03, 2014

MOUNT ARAFAT, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Some 2 million Muslims from around the world gathered Friday at a desert hill near Mecca in Saudi Arabia in an act of faith and repentance during the climactic emotional and spiritual moment of the annual hajj pilgrimage. 511 more words

Arabian Peninsula

In Saudi Arabia, Muslims pray on climax of hajj

October 03, 2014

MOUNT ARAFAT, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Some 2 million Muslims from around the world gathered Friday at a desert hill near Mecca in Saudi Arabia in an act of faith and repentance during the climactic emotional and spiritual moment of the annual hajj pilgrimage. 511 more words

Islamic History

IATA Code: AUH - Abu Dhabi International Airport

International Air Transport Association (IATALocation Identifier uses a 3-letter code to identify locations of airports throughout the world.

A well known airport in the… 442 more words

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia: 2 million in Mecca for start of hajj

October 02, 2014

MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia sought to assure the public that the kingdom was safe and free of health scares as an estimated 2 million Muslims streamed into a sprawling tent city near Mecca on Thursday for the start of the annual Islamic hajj pilgrimage. 670 more words

Arabian Peninsula