Photo Gallery: Modernizing the Hajj
Have some more time to upload photos while I'm at my laptop working on the print articles. The first story will look at how Canadian engineers are helping to transform the Hajj experience, and the second will look at how technology is making the annual pilgrimage into something like a Hajj 2.0. Saudi authorities are fully embracing new modes of communication and technology, to bring the ancient ritual into the 21st century.
In the meantime, here are more pics. Please note that there's a strict "no cameras allowed" policy inside the Great Mosque. They usually allow in only one pool photographer, from AP or Reuters. Most of these pics were taken from outside during the late morning.
In an effort to eliminate waste and be more environmentally friendly, recycling bins are now stationed throughout the Great Mosque. Overhead LCD displays remind pilgrims to "Keep Allah's house clean."