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Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha

Muslims across the world are celebrating the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, or the festival of sacrifice, which marks the end of the hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and commemorates prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God.

Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha
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Syria: A woman reads the Koran near a relative's tomb in the opposition-held southern city of Dara on the first day of Eid al-Adha.

Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha
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Jerusalem: A young Palestinian girl blows soap bubbles near the Dome of the Rock at Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's old city on the first day of Eid al-Adha.

Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha
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Gaza: Palestinians attend prayer on the first day of Eid al-Adha in Gaza City.

Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha
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Poland: Muslims attend morning prayers during Eid al-Adha at a mosque in the village of Kruszyniany.

Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha
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Lebanon: Muslims perform the Eid al-Adha prayer outside Al Ameen Mosque in downtown Beirut.

Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha
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Albania: Young Albanian Muslims are reflected in a pool of water as they attend a prayer ceremony in the main square of Kavaja to mark the first day of Eid al-Adha.

Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha
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England: Salma Sulayman, 13, and sister Saabrin Sulayman, 7, enjoy a ride in bumper cars during an Eid in the Park celebration at the New River Sports ground in London.

Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha
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Italy: A man participates in a community prayer during Eid al-Adha celebrations at Garibaldi Square in Naples.

Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha
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Somalia: Muslim faithfuls take part in prayer at the Jamacadaha Stadium in Mogadishu on the first day of Eid al-Adha.

Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha
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India: An Indian livestock vendor take a nap covered in a mosquito net next to his goats ahead of the Eid al-Adha festival in the old quarters of New Delhi.

Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha
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Kosovo: Boys pray to mark the first day of Eid al-Adha outside the Sultan Mehmet Fatih mosque in Pristina.

Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha
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Russia: Muslims sit in front of a huge poster showing the Kremlin as they arrive for prayers outside the Moscow Cathedral Mosque during celebrations of Eid al-Adha.

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