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Ushayqir-2-مدينة أشيقر
Saudi Arabia

Ushaiger is a small village near Shagra in Saudi Arabia. It is 200 km NW of Riyadh.

Ushaiger is one of the oldest towns in the Saudi region of Najd and it was a major stopping point for pilgrims coming from Kuwait, Iraq and Iran to perform Hajj or Umrah.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ushaiger

Copyright: Ali Barnawi
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Taken: 08/08/2011
Uploaded: 08/08/2011
Updated: 21/03/2015
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Tags: ushayqir; historical; saudi; riyadh; virtual tour; ancient; shaqra; najd; antiques
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