COLUMBIA — Mecca. For nearly one billion Muslims worldwide, the city carries with it a deep religious history, a calling to faith in God, or Allah, and a connection to the prophet Muhammad who walked many of the streets that nearly two million pilgrims traverse each year.
Belief in brief: Mecca
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