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View shows the Kaaba at the Grand mosque during the Haj in Mecca. (REUTERS)
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View shows the Kaaba at the Grand mosque during the Haj in Mecca. (REUTERS)
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The General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques has lifted the lower part of the Kiswa by about 3 meters and covered the raised area with white cotton fabric (approximately two meters in width from the four sides). (SPA)
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General view of Kaaba at the Grand mosque during the Haj, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Mecca .(REUTERS)
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A man embroiders the Kiswa, a silk cloth covering the Holy Kaaba, ahead of the annual haj pilgrimage, at a factory in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. .(REUTERS)
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Technicians sew the KIswa to wrap the Holy Kaaba. (SPA)
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The procedure is done in order to protect the Kiswa from the tearing. (Reasah Al-Harmain)
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The vast coverings were unraveled from the top of the Kaaba. (SPA)
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Updated 29 July 2020

Up-close look at the Holy Kaaba

Up-close look at the Holy Kaaba

View these magnificient close ups of the Holy Kaaba in Makkah's Grand Mosque.