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VIDEO: Summer rain falls on Mecca pilgrims ahead of Hajj

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Light summer rain fell on Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Mecca, reaching the holy Kaaba, on Monday.

Pictures published by the Saudi Press Agency showed pilgrims welcoming the rainfall ahead of Hajj, which begins this week.

The General Authority for Meteorology and Environmental Protection predicted thunderstorms on the southern highlands, the highlands of Mecca and Madinah, extending to Tabuk, as well as surface winds in the Riyadh and Qassim.