I am a journalist working for The Associated Press (@AP) in Cairo, Egypt. I can be reached at jgambrell [at] ap (dot) org. PGP key: http://bit.ly/19YznQ4
RT @AP: BREAKING: Syrian official says 17 people killed, including 10 children, in car bombs near Homs school
The @AP is hiring an executive to be in charge of member and subscriber relations in northeast US: ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH09/ats/caree…
The @AP is hiring a global news leader to helm coverage from New York during daylight hours there: ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH09/ats/caree…
Actually, told that "her house is under an expanse of marble," not toilets, though toilets nearby.
This detail especially striking: "The house of Khadijah, the first wife of the Prophet Muhammad, has been turned into a block of toilets."
This @nytimes opinion piece today on Mecca's disappearing history also hits on topics of @AP story by @ayaelb: mobile.nytimes.com/2014/10/01/opi…
"Just a small mush kila. It is normal in #Egypt," says woman after I put out wastebasket fire at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf with water bottle.
Compare this @AP photo of Mecca from 1954 to this one from 2013. And changes keep coming, as @ayaelb writes. pic.twitter.com/Z2eBpD84i4
Also note the great @AP file images on this story from the 1950s on showing how Mecca has changed ahead of hajj this year.
"In 2008, for example, the house of Abu Bakr, Muhammad's successor as leader of the Muslim community, was razed to make way for a Hilton."
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