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In Pictures: Eid al-Adha
Muslims around the world celebrate the 'Festival of the Sacrifice', marking Abraham's willigness to sacrifice his son.
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2011 10:22
1) Palestinian Muslim worshippers pray at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's old city on the first day of Eid al-Adha on November 6, 2011, as Muslims worldwide commemorate the Feast of the Sacrifice, marking the end of the hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and commemorating Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail on God's command [AFP]

 

2) Kyrgyz men look at sheep at the outdoor livestock market in Bishkek, on the eve of Eid al-Adha, known locally as Kurban Bairam [AFP]

 

3) A Muslim family leave a mosque after the Eid al-Adha prayer in Shah Alam, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Eid al-Adha is celebrated annually on the 10th day of the last Islamic month of Dhu al-Hijjah of the lunar Islamic calendar [EPA]

 

4) Afghan men pray during Eid al-Adha at the Shah-e Do Shamshira mosque in Kabul. The festival of sacrifice is celebrated throughout the Muslim world [AFP]

 

5) Sacrificial animals are put on sale at a local cattle market ahead of Eid al-Adha, in Chaman, Pakistan [EPA]

 

6) Palestinian women pray at the grave of a relative at a cemetery in the West Bank city of Ramallah on the first day of Eid al-Adha [AFP]

 

7) A Jordanian worker carries a sheep at the Zarqa livestock market, near Amman, Jordan [EPA]

 

8) Yemeni traders wait for customers at a shop ahead of the Eid al-Adha festival in the old city of Sanaa, Yemen [EPA]

 

9) Two Muslim youths blow fire during the parade to welcome Eid al-Adha in Banda Aceh, Indonesia [EPA]

 

10) Shepherds with their goats at a makeshift livestock market ahead of Eid al-Adha in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata [EPA]

 

11) Muslim Filipino inmates pray during a downpour as they mar Eid al-Adha inside the capital's most congested city jail in Quezon City, Philippines [EPA]

 

12) Acehnese Muslims pray at Baiturrahman Grand Mosque during Eid al-Adha in Banda Aceh, Indonesia [EPA]

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