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25 AMAZING PHOTOS FROM HAJJ 1953

Catch a glimpse of how it was like to perform Hajj in 1953. Though this was only just over 60 years ago, a lot has changed mainly due to the increase in the number of pilgrims going to perform Hajj.

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Many pilgrims would travel to Makkah via a ferry or a ship, in those days commercial air travel was still in its early stages and it was not as widely available as it is today.

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For those who could afford it, they would embark on their journey on board small planes from nearby countries.

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Like today, coaches and buses would be used to transport pilgrims from place to place.

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Inside Masjid al-Haram of Makkah in 1947 (IMAGE)

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info-pictogram1 Masjid al-Haram came under the remit of the Prophet Muhammad and his tribe, at which time it was already attracting pilgrims from surrounding areas. Located in the sacred city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia.