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This series of photo are from outside the Prophet's mosque in Medina, Saudi Arabia.

As photography is highly discourage around this area I did not bring my Canon Mark III. But I noticed many visitors/pilgrims were using their phones to take photos and make video - and that was fine by security.

So I decided to use my iPhone 6 to document the people and shops outside the mosque. It was amazing to see people from many different parts of the World coming together 5 times day for daily prayers. Some are living in Medina for work and others are here (like myself) for pilgrimage and will be going back home. And then there are the locals. If you pay attention the differences are obvious - different types of clothes, headpieces and ofcourse language.

And then the shops around the mosque.