Taguig, Philippines

Muslim women gather to pray on the first day of the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha in Taguig, a suburb of Manila. Muslims across the world celebrated Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, which marks the end of the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVHST0000227" title="Hajj" href="/topic/religion-belief/islam/hajj-EVHST0000227.topic">hajj pilgrimage</a> in Mecca and commemorates the prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God.
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( NOEL CELIS / AFP / Getty Images / November 27, 2009 )

Muslim women gather to pray on the first day of the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha in Taguig, a suburb of Manila. Muslims across the world celebrated Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, which marks the end of the hajj pilgrimage in Mecca and commemorates the prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God.

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