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Mecca from Space: Before and After its Tragic Crane Collapse

This video of Mecca, captured in the summer of 2015 by UrtheCast’s Iris camera, is centred around the city’s Grand Mosque. It’s here where millions of people congregate for September’s hajj pilgrimage, widely known as the largest annual gathering of people on the planet. Compare this video to the image below, captured by UrtheCast’s Deimos-2 [...]