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Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha around the world – in pictures

A Palestinian celebrates the first day of Eid al-Adha in the courtyard of Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem

Muslims all over the world celebrate Eid al-Adha, in which many are keen to perform prayers in mosques and public squares, followed by festive appearances marked by the ritual of sacrifice, and festive cultural practices associated with the feast, including offering sacrifices, distributing meat and sweets to the poor, visiting relatives, and going to public parks.

The pilgrims headed at dawn on the tenth day of Dhu al-Hijjah, with sunrise, on the first day of Eid al-Adha, from Muzdalifah to Mina, to throw the Great Jamarat al-Aqaba, in Saudi Arabia.

Muslim women are keen to perform the prayers on the first day of Eid al-Adha, outside the Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey.

Palestinians perform the Eid prayer, on the first day of Eid al-Adha, at the Al-Aqsa Mosque complex in the Old City of Jerusalem.

Emirati Muslims greet each other after attending the Eid al-Adha prayer at the Nad al-Hammar chapel in the Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Muslims perform Eid prayers on the occasion of the celebration of Eid al-Adha near the Moscow Grand Mosque in Russia.

Muslims prepare to participate in the Eid al-Adha prayer in the courtyard of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey.

Iraqi worshipers exchange greetings after Eid al-Adha prayers in the city of Mosul, Iraq.

Egyptian festive appearances of children playing after performing prayers and visiting cemeteries on the first day of Eid al-Adha in a village in the city of Tanta in Egypt.

Muslims gathered after performing prayers on the first day of Eid al-Adha in front of the Al-Amin Mosque in the center of the Lebanese capital, Beirut.

Muslims from Kyrgyzstan pray during the celebration of Eid al-Adha in central Naryn Square.

Women buy balloons for their children as others gather in a park to perform Eid al-Adha prayers in Quezon City, Metro Manila in the Philippines.

Worshipers perform Eid prayers at the Mevlana Mosque on the first day of Eid al-Adha in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

A Taliban soldier guards as people arrive for Eid al-Adha prayers at a mosque in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Palestinian women perform the Eid al-Adha prayer in Gaza.

The Grand Mufti of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Husein Kavazović (left), congratulates some worshipers in front of the city’s main mosque on the first day of Eid al-Adha, in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Muslim women after performing the Eid al-Adha prayer at the Heysel Expo Center, where more than 10,000 Muslims gathered to celebrate in Brussels, Belgium.


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