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Muslims Around the World Celebrate Eid

Muslims across the world celebrate the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, which marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.

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Image: Muslims around the world celebrate the annual festival of Eid al-Adha

A Palestinian man plays with a kid outside the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound on September 12, 2016.

Muslims across the world celebrate the annual festival of Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice), the holiest of the two Muslims holidays celebrated each year, which marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.

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Muslims walk out of a mosque after attending the Eid al-Adha prayers in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, 12 September 2016.

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A boy looks on as Nepalese Muslims attend the mass prayer during the Eid al-Adha celebrations at the Kashmiri Takiya Jame mosque in Kathmandu on September 13, 2016.

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Thai and foreign Muslims mingle on the street on the day of Eid al-Adha celebrations at Haroon Mosque in Bangkok on September 12, 2016.

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An Afghan boy feeds pigeons at the Hazrat-i- Ali shrine in Mazar-i Sharif on September 12, 2016.

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Members of an Afghan guard of honour greet each other after offering Eid-al-Adha prayers at the Hazrat-i- Ali shrine in Mazar-i Sharif on September 12, 2016.

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Egyptians try to catch balloons distributed for free after Eid Al-Adha prayers outside al-Seddik mosque in Cairo on September 12, 2016.

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Female Muslims, perform their morning congressional Eid Al-Adha prayers in Colombo, Sri Lanka on 12 September 2016.

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Pakistani Muslims offer Eid al-Adha prayers outside the Red Mosque in Islamabad on September 13, 2016.

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Afghan customers and vendors gather at a cattle market for the upcoming Eid al-Adha festival on the outskirts of Kabul on September 10, 2016.

Muslims slaughter sheep, goats, cows and camels to commemorate Prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son Ismail on God's command. The meat is shared among family and friends and also donated to the poor.

 

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A man carries a sheep at a local livestock market, ahead of the Eid al-Adha festival, in Lagos, Nigeria on September 11, 2016.

 

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A Palestinian girl attends the morning prayer of the Muslim holiday of the Eid al-Adha in Gaza City on September 12, 2016.

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Muslim pilgrims walk on roads as they head to cast stones at pillars symbolizing Satan during the annual haj pilgrimage in Mina on the first day of Eid al-Adha, near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia on September 12, 2016.

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Muslims gather for morning prayers to mark Eid al-Adha on the sand-dunes of Parangkusumo beach in Yogyakarta, Indonesia on September 12, 2016.

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