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Abdul Ghafur Sheikh was a muslim student at Harvard Business School who travelled to Mecca and published his experience and colour pictures as the lead story From America to Mecca on Airborne Pilgrimage in the July 1953 edition of National Geographic.

Sources:

National Geographic, July 1953.

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From top to bottom: images of a 1953 pilgrimage to Mecca.