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An aerial view shows the clock tower and the nearby district of Jabal... News PhotoAerial View,City,Clock,Close To,District,General View,Horizontal,Islam,Mecca,Middle East,Persian Gulf Countries,Place of Worship,Religion,Residential District,Saudi Arabia,Spirituality,TowerPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPAn aerial view shows the clock tower and the nearby district of Jabal Omar (foreground) which is the location of the poorer district of the holy city of Mecca, on October 16, 2013. Saudi Arabia said that around 1.98 million pilgrims are performing this year's annual Muslim pilgrimage, the hajj, sharply fewer than last year due to reduced quotas. AFP PHOTO/FAYEZ NURELDINE (Photo credit should read FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)