Muslim pilgrims perform the final walk (Tawaf al-Wadaa) around the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque in the Saudi holy city of Mecca
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#BBCtrending: What pilgrims showed the world from Mecca

For the first time this Ramadan, Muslims performing pilgrimage in the Saudi city of Mecca, a city typically closed to non-Muslims, were able to share their experiences live with the rest of the world via a popular chat app.

"Mecca Live" on Snapchat came after a million messages were sent lobbying for it in a Twitter campaign.

Millions of Muslims expressed their joy online at seeing the city they consider the holiest place on earth featured on one of the most popular social platforms.

Video Journalist: Mai Noman

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  • 17 Jul 2015
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