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    French, Senegalese pilgrims from Dakar at Orly Airport, Paris, in transit on their way to Jeddah on Collections Sphere from Khalili Collections

    The French caption on the back reads: Pilgrims on the way to Mecca perform their prayers at Orly 17 pilgrims, having left Dakar on their way to the annual pilgrimage at Mecca made a stopover at Orly yesterday, after which they boarded a Pan Americam Airways plane destined to Jeddah. Having had their mint tea in the transit lounge, the pilgrims unrolled their prayer carpets and prostrated while reciting their ritual prayers. This is a photograph of this manifestation… ÉCLAIR MONDIAL 12.9.52

    French, Senegalese pilgrims from Dakar at Orly Airport, Paris, in transit on their way to Jeddah