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PHOTO GALLERY: Tragedy in Saudi Arabia's Grand Mosque in Mecca


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Construction cranes surround the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca in this January 6, 2013 file photo as Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba and pray during Umrah (File photo: Reuters)
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In this image released by the Saudi Interior Ministry’s General Directorate of Civil Defense, emergency service vehicles are seen near the Grand Mosque in Mecca, after a crane collapsed killing dozens, Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 (Photo: AP)
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In this image released by the Saudi Interior Ministry’s General Directorate of Civil Defense, a collapsed crane and emergency services vehicles are seen near the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 (Photo: AP)
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In this still image taken from video released by Saudi TV, a crane is seen collapsed over the Grand Mosque in Mecca, killing dozens, Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 (Photo: AP)
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In this image released by the Saudi Interior Ministry’s General Directorate of Civil Defense, Civil Defense personnel inspect the damage at the Grand Mosque in Mecca after a crane collapsed killing dozens, Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 (Photo: AP)
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In this image released by the Saudi Interior Ministry’s General Directorate of Civil Defense, Civil Defense officials inspect the damage at the Grand Mosque in Mecca after a crane collapsed killing dozens, Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 (Photo: AP)
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In this image released by the Saudi Interior Ministry’s General Directorate of Civil Defense, an area is cordoned off at the Grand Mosque in Mecca after a crane collapsed killing dozens, Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 (Photo: AP)
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In this image released by the Saudi Interior Ministry’s General Directorate of Civil Defense, a collapsed crane is seen over the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 (Photo: AP)
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At least 87 people were killed when a crane crashed in Mecca's Grand Mosque on Friday, Saudi Arabia's Civil Defence authority said, in an accident that came just weeks before Islam's annual haj pilgrimage

 

 
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