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Viewing the Earth From Space

Viewing the Earth From Space - In Focus - The Atlantic. This photograph, snapped by an astronaut aboard the ISS on December 12, 2013, shows a white flash of lightning amidst the yellow city lights of Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.

from The Atlantic

Mecca Then and Now, 126 Years of Growth

An aerial view shows the Grand Mosque and the Kaaba in Saudi Arabia’s city of Mecca on September 25, 2015.

from The Atlantic

ISIS and the Foreign-Fighter Phenomenon

“At 829.84m (2,723 ft), the Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world. However, plans are underway to construct an even higher building in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. If completed, that structure will be the first in the world to surpass the 1km (3,280ft) mark.” (© Sandra Leduc)

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Where Are They Now? Playboy Bunny Reunion

From 1981 to 1983, Jacobs worked in the Atlantic City, N.J., Playboy Club and recalls that “one of the princes of Saudi Arabia proposed to me.” Now she works as a travel agent and lives in Redondo Beach, Calif.

from Business Insider

Man who traveled to every country on earth explains the most difficult places to visit and why

Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and others say they've helped bankroll the humanitarian response and have taken in hundreds of thousands of Syrians.

Muslim pilgrims pray atop Mount Thor in the holy city of Mecca ahead of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, on October 11, 2013.