(Perspective correction and crane working removed from my previous version.) Photo of Qaa'ba Masjidil Al-Haram & Zam-zam Clock Tower (Abraj Al Bait Towers) at Mecca Saudi Arabia. Taken with Sony and lens.
Al-Masjid al-Ḥarām - largest mosque in the world - Located in the city of Mecca (Makkah), it surrounds the Kaaba, the place which Muslims worldwide turn towards while performing daily prayers and is Islam's holiest place.
The Prophet's Mosque. ʿUmrah (Arabic: عمرة) is a pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, performed by Muslims that can be undertaken at any time of the year, in contrast to the Hajj. In Arabic, Umrah means "to visit a populated place".