Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Cloud frightens Mecca pilgrims

A low cloud that partially obscured the huge clocks atop the new Abraj al-Bait Tower in Mecca frightened visitors and pilgrims, who feared that the tower was on fire.

Al Arabiya reports that a combination of the thick cloud and the illumination from the clock made Meccans think that there was a huge smoky blaze on top of the new landmark.