Friday, November 19, 2010

The Hajj

At this time, millions of Muslims are in Mecca to perform the Hajj. Here are some photos that I took in 2006/2007. All taken with Canon EOS 350D and 1994 28-200mm Tamron Lens. Even though the lens was already 12 years old at that time, it still performs very well.

Pilgrims gathering in Mina. This photo was recently published in a text book (double page spread).

Pilgrims relaxing in front of Nabawi Mosque in Medina. The photo was published many times in various publications.

 Old buildings being demolished in Mecca.

Pilgrims living in private tents in Mina.

Tents in Mina looking like Darth Vader mask.