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Kiswah of Kaaba

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MECCA, SAUDI ARABIA - OCTOBER 8: Kiswah, the cloth that covers the Kaaba, is being prepared on October 8, 2013 in Mecca, Saudi Arabia for the Hajj period of 2014. Kiswah, draping Kaaba one of the most sacred sites in Islam, is being changed the day pilgrims leave for the plains of Mount Arafat during the Hajj which is the muslim pilgrimage performed by circumambulation of the Kaaba. The Holy Kabah Kiswah factory completes the new Kiswah to be draped on October 14, 2013 in 8 months and has started the one for 2014 already. The cover of 2013 weigh 2 tones, 120 kg of free gold and 746 kg of silken fabrics used for making and did cost 6 million dollars. (Photo by Cem Oksuz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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MECCA, SAUDI ARABIA - OCTOBER 8: Kiswah, the cloth that covers the Kaaba, is being prepared on October 8, 2013 in Mecca, Saudi Arabia for the Hajj period of 2014. Kiswah, draping Kaaba one of the most sacred sites in Islam, is being changed the day pilgrims leave for the plains of Mount Arafat during the Hajj which is the muslim pilgrimage performed by circumambulation of the Kaaba. The Holy Kabah Kiswah factory completes the new Kiswah to be draped on October 14, 2013 in 8 months and has started the one for 2014 already. The cover of 2013 weigh 2 tones, 120 kg of free gold and 746 kg of silken fabrics used for making and did cost 6 million dollars. (Photo by Cem Oksuz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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