Ancient Muslim ceremony of "El Mahmal" takes place in Cairo, Egypt.
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Annual Muslim ceremony of parading the Holy Carpet seven times round the square at Abbassia before it leaves for Mecca. The ceremony is known as "El Mahmal" and dates back nearly a thousand years. C/U of the richly embroidered Howdah containing the carpet, being borne by camels. M/S's of Egyptian Cavalry contingent taking part. Shots of personalities watching the show including Abdel Khawi Ahmed Pasha, Amir El Hagg and Mustapha Abdel Razek Pasha, Leader of the Pilgrimage.