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    38 Incredible Images Of The World Celebrating Eid al-Adha

    Muslims across the world celebrated Eid al-Adha or the Festival of Sacrifice which marks the end of the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca. Cows, goats, sheep and camels are slaughtered to commemorate Prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God. (WARNING: Some graphic images)

    1. New Delhi, India

    Anindito Mukherjee / Reuters

    Muslims offer Eid al-Adha prayers at the ruins of the Feroz Shah Kotla mosque in New Delhi on Oct. 16.

    2. Lahore, Pakistan

    Mohsin Raza / Reuters

    A Muslim woman with henna tattoos on her hands attends a mass prayer for Eid al-Adha in Lahore.

    3. Wagah Border, India and Pakistan

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    Indian Border Security (BSF) Force Deputy Inspector General, MF Farooqui (3R) along with other BSF officers gives a gift to Pakistani Ranger Wing commander Asher Khan (2L) during Eid al-Adha at the India Pakistan Wagah Border.

    4. Mecca, Saudi Arabia

    Amr Abdallah Dash / Reuters

    Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba and pray at the Grand mosque during the annual hajj pilgrimage in the holy city of Mecca, ahead of Eid al-Adha which marks the end of hajj.

    5. Colombo, Sri Lanka

    Dinuka Liyanawatte / Reuters

    A man attends a mass prayer for Eid al-Adha in Colombo.

    6. Kathmandu, Nepal

    Navesh Chitrakar / Reuters

    Nepali Muslims attend the mass prayer during the Eid al-Adha celebrations at the Kashmiri Takiya Jame mosque in Kathmandu.

    7. Karbabad, Bahrain

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    A Bahraini girl holds a basket with Haya Bya plants in the Manama coastal suburb of Karbabad. The plants are traditionally thrown to the sea in some countries of the Gulf region during Eid al-Adha.

    8. Arbat Refugee Camp, Iraq

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    A Syrian refugee boy plays outside a tent during the first day of Eid al-Adha at the Arbat refugee camp in the northern Iraqi province of Sulaimaniya.

    9. Ankara, Turkey

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    Animal are slaughtered on the first day of Eid al-Adha in Ankara.

    10. Chandigarh, India

    Ajay Verma / Reuters

    A Muslim man is reflected in a mirror as he adjusts his beard after offering Eid al-Adha prayers outside a mosque in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh.

    11. Tabuk, Saudi Arabia

    Mohamed Al Hwaity / Reuters

    A girl and a boy walk on the first day of the Eid al-Adha feast near the Saudi city of Tabuk.

    12. Toukh, Egypt

    Amr Abdallah Dalsh / Reuters

    A butcher holds the leg of a cow after slaughtering it during Eid al-Adha celebrations in Toukh, El-Kalubia governorate, about 16 miles northeast of Cairo.

    13. Homs, Syria

    Yazan Homsy / Reuters

    People gather around a man holding a sword during a traditional performance on the first day of Eid al-Adha in the besieged area of Homs.

    14. Lagos, Nigeria

    Akintunde Akinleye / Reuters

    Muslims pray outside a school during celebrations marking Eid al-Adha in Lagos.

    15. Baghdad, Iraq

    Saad Shalash / Reuters

    Ammar al-Hakim, leader of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq (ISCI), leads prayers for Eid al-Adha in Baghdad.

    16. Chennai, India

    Babu / Reuters

    Muslim women offer Eid al-Adha prayers at a school ground in the southern Indian city of Chennai.

    17. Wadi Naam, Israel

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    The shadow of a man holding a knife is seen after a lamb was slaughtered outside the Bedouin tent of the Zanun family, part of the Azazme tribe, on the first day of the Eid al-Adha in their village of Wadi Naam, currently unrecognized by Israeli authorities, in the Negev desert.

    18. Abidjan, Ivory Coast

    Thierry Gouegnon / Reuters

    A girl prays during Eid el-Kebir at a mosque in Koumassi, in the Ivorian capital Abidjan.

    19. Surabaya, Indonesia

    Sigit Pamungkas / Reuters

    People jostle as they try to get free beef during Eid al-Adha in Surabaya.

    20. Baghdad, Iraq

    Saad Shalash / Reuters

    A girl sits among worshippers praying during Eid al-Adha in Baghdad.

    21. Damascus, Syria

    Bassam Khabieh / Reuters

    Children play on a swing on the first day of Eid al-Adha in the Duma neighbourhood in Damascus.

    22. Gaza City

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    Palestinian children play with plastic weapons during the second day of Eid al-Adha in Gaza City.

    23. Yogyakarta, Indonesia

    Dwi Oblo / Reuters

    A cow balloon floats in the sky as women and children attend an Eid al-Adha mass prayer at Parangkusumo beach in Yogyakarta.

    24. Kyrgyzstan

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    Kyrgyz Muslims pray on the first day of the Eid al-Adha.

    25. Kolkata, India

    Rupak De Chowdhuri / Reuters

    Men load a pair of goats into the car boot after purchasing them from a livestock market on the eve of the Eid al-Adha festival in Kolkata.

    26. Jerusalem, Israel

    Ammar Awad / Reuters

    A Palestinian man buys a balloon outside Jerusalem's Old city on the first day of Eid al-Adha.

    27. Mina, Saudi Arabia

    Ibraheem Abu Mustafa / Reuters

    A Muslim pilgrim has his head shaved after casting pebbles at a pillar that symbolizes Satan during the annual haj pilgrimage on the first day of Eid al-Adha in Mina, near the holy city of Mecca.

    28. Lahore, Pakistan

    Mohsin Raza / Reuters

    A crowd looks at slaughtered cows during Eid al-Adha in Lahore.

    29. Ghazni, Afghanistan

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    An Afghan man shakes hands with a policeman after Eid-al-Adha prayers in Ghazni.

    30. Mina, Saudi Arabia

    Ibraheem Abu Mustafa / Reuters

    A Muslim pilgrim casts seven pebbles at a pillar that symbolizes Satan during the annual haj pilgrimage, on the first day of Eid al-Adha in Mina, near the holy city of Mecca.

    31. Yogyakarta, Indonesia

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    Javanese people jostle for the 'Gunungan', a sacrifice in the shape of a mountain, during the Grebeg ritual as part of celebrations for Eid al-Adha.

    32. Yala, Thailand

    Reuters

    Free food is distributed to people who have gathered for a morning prayer session on Eid al-Adha in Thailand's southern Yala province.

    33. Baku, Azerbaijan

    David Mdzinarishvili / Reuters

    A butcher carries the severed head of a sacrificial sheep during the religious holiday Kurban Bayram, also known as Eid al-Adha, in Baku.

    34. Damascus, Syria

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    Syrian families celebrate Eid al-Adha in Damascus.

    35. Dhaka, Bangladesh

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    Bangladeshi commuters board a train as they rush home to be with their families in remote villages, ahead of Eid al-Adha, in Dhaka.

    36. Kok-Zhar, Kyrgyzstan

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    Members of a Kyrgyz family pray around a festive meal on the first day of the Eid al-Adha (Kurban Bayram) in the village of Kok-Zhar, on the outskirts of Bishkek.

    37. Wadi Naam, Israel

    MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP / Getty Images

    Bedouins from the Zanun family which is part of the Azazme tribe, eat a holiday meal after slaughtering one of their sheep on the first day of the Eid al-Adha holiday in their village of Wadi Naam, currently unrecognized by Israeli authorities in the Negev desert.

    38. Karachi, Pakistan

    Reuters

    Men ride on a motorcycle while leading a recently purchased camel ahead of Eid al-Adha celebrations on the outskirts of Karachi.

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