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    Cairo, Egypt.

    Title: "The procession of the sacred carpet. Leaves for Mecca. King Fuad, and whole population, attends centuries' old Moslem ceremony".

    M/S of a group of men in long white robes and fezzes. They are milling about in an open square, around them rugs are draped over wracks. M/S of a crowd of Egyptian men and boys standing at the edge of a road, more look down from a high wall in the background.

    M/S of several young men in military uniforms and fezzes, they stand next to a large tent like structure made from embroidered rugs. M/S of the square, several men are squatting on the ground; they look as if they are about to lift two enormous rolls of carpet.

    L/S of a procession of men; some carry the tent like structure on their shoulders. In the background are the towers and domes of a mosque. Panning shot follows the procession, as it passes the high walls of a fortress. The tent structure is followed by several men riding camels.

    M/S of a group of Egyptian dignitaries standing in the doorway of a grand building (a palace?), many of them wear military uniforms and fez hats. The large man in white with a moustache is King Fuad. M/S of the procession going up a driveway towards a large mosque, passing a row of poles flying the Egyptian flags. L/S of a crowd watching the procession, some watch from roof tops and walls.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:04:00 / 01:05:36:00
    G 1299
    Sort Number:
    G 1299
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    Historical Figures & Celebrities
    30 11 2009 feed Egypt5 ASMAHAN Mecca Groppi Groppi Patch 1
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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