Transport: Hegira on High

What the Vatican is to Catholics, the Ganges to Hindus and Fujiyama to Japanese, a small black meteor head-high in the southeast corner of a rough stone building called the Kaaba in Mecca is to Mohammedans. Every Moslem plans someday to make the hajj, or pilgrimage, to kiss this most sacred of all objects, the Black Stone. On camel, burro, foot and occasionally hands & knees, some 70,000 devotees annually make the hajj over the desert sands to Mecca. Last week, fat, wealthy Mussulmen loath to subject themselves to such a hot, dusty, brigand-infested journey had for the first time a...

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