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)

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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

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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.

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.

10. Chandigarh, India

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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.

12. Toukh, Egypt

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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.

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.

25. Kolkata, India

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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.

27. Mina, Saudi Arabia

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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.

30. Mina, Saudi Arabia

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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.

33. Baku, Azerbaijan

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

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

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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.