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Deserted Mecca on the first day of Ramadan

Bandar Aldandani, AFP

Posted at Apr 24 2020 09:19 PM

Deserted Mecca on the first day of Ramadan

An aerial view shows the Great Mosque and the Mecca Tower, deserted on the first day of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, in the Saudi holy city of Mecca, on Friday. Billions of Muslims around the world were forced to observe Ramadan in private as Mosques and prayers halls remain closed amid the COVID-19 pandemic.