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People Around The World Gear Up To Celebrate Eid al-Adha

India | Associated Press | August 21, 2018, 12:24 pm
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 Traditional sweets are put on display at a market ahead of Eid al-Adha in the old section of Kabul, Afghanistan. Eid al-Adha, or Feast of Sacrifice, the most important Islamic holiday marks the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son. (Image: AP)

Traditional sweets are put on display at a market ahead of Eid al-Adha in the old section of Kabul, Afghanistan. Eid al-Adha, or Feast of Sacrifice, the most important Islamic holiday marks the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son. (Image: AP)

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 Sheep huddle together as they are brought for sale at a market ahead of Eid al-Adha festival in Srinagar. During the Eid al-Adha, or Feast of Sacrifice, Muslims slaughter sheep or cattle and distribute portions of the meat to the poor. (Image: AP)

Sheep huddle together as they are brought for sale at a market ahead of Eid al-Adha festival in Srinagar. During the Eid al-Adha, or Feast of Sacrifice, Muslims slaughter sheep or cattle and distribute portions of the meat to the poor. (Image: AP)

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 Pakistani vendors wait for the customers at a cattle market set up ahead of Eid al-Adha in Karachi. (Image: AP)

Pakistani vendors wait for the customers at a cattle market set up ahead of Eid al-Adha in Karachi. (Image: AP)

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 A baker cooks Eid cookies in preparation for celebrations for Eid al-Adha in Baghdad, Iraq. (Image: AP)

A baker cooks Eid cookies in preparation for celebrations for Eid al-Adha in Baghdad, Iraq. (Image: AP)

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 People get their knives sharpened for festival Eid al-Adha in Karachi, Pakistan. Eid al-Adha, or Feast of Sacrifice, is the most important Islamic holiday and marks the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham to Christians and Jews) to sacrifice his son. (Image: AP)

People get their knives sharpened for festival Eid al-Adha in Karachi, Pakistan. Eid al-Adha, or Feast of Sacrifice, is the most important Islamic holiday and marks the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham to Christians and Jews) to sacrifice his son. (Image: AP)

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 An Afghan man makes traditional sweets at a market ahead of Eid al-Adha in the old section of Kabul, Afghanistan. (image: AP)

An Afghan man makes traditional sweets at a market ahead of Eid al-Adha in the old section of Kabul, Afghanistan. (image: AP)

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 Sheep vendors wash their sheep at Al-Fustat Lake in preparation for Eid al-Adha or Feast of the Sacrifice, in Cairo, Egypt. (Image: AP)

Sheep vendors wash their sheep at Al-Fustat Lake in preparation for Eid al-Adha or Feast of the Sacrifice, in Cairo, Egypt. (Image: AP)

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 Afghans prepare to offer Eid al-Adha prayers outside of the Shah-e-Dushamshera mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan. During the Eid al-Adha, or Feast of Sacrifice, Muslims slaughter sheep or cattle and distribute portions of the meat to the poor. (Image: AP)

Afghans prepare to offer Eid al-Adha prayers outside of the Shah-e-Dushamshera mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan. During the Eid al-Adha, or Feast of Sacrifice, Muslims slaughter sheep or cattle and distribute portions of the meat to the poor. (Image: AP)

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 Pakistani vendors unload their livestock at a market set up for Muslim Eid al-Adha in Lahore. (Image: AP)

Pakistani vendors unload their livestock at a market set up for Muslim Eid al-Adha in Lahore. (Image: AP)

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 A vendor walks with his sheep at a livestock market in Bureij refugee camp, central Gaza Strip. (Image: AP)

A vendor walks with his sheep at a livestock market in Bureij refugee camp, central Gaza Strip. (Image: AP)

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 An Afghan refugee vendor waits for customers to sell his sheep at cattle market in Karachi, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

An Afghan refugee vendor waits for customers to sell his sheep at cattle market in Karachi, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

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 Customers inspect the teeth of a sheep before buying at a livestock market in Bureij refugee camp, central Gaza Strip. (Image: AP)

Customers inspect the teeth of a sheep before buying at a livestock market in Bureij refugee camp, central Gaza Strip. (Image: AP)

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 An Afghan man makes traditional sweets at a market ahead of Eid al-Adha holiday in the old section of Kabul, Afghanistan. (Image: AP)

An Afghan man makes traditional sweets at a market ahead of Eid al-Adha holiday in the old section of Kabul, Afghanistan. (Image: AP)

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 An enterprising Filipino Muslim brings out her sweets as she prepares to pray outside the Blue Mosque in observance of Eid al-Adha. (Image: AP)

An enterprising Filipino Muslim brings out her sweets as she prepares to pray outside the Blue Mosque in observance of Eid al-Adha. (Image: AP)

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 Pakistani Muslims carry animals onto a train as they leave for their villages to celebrate Eid al-Adha in Lahore. (Image: AP)

Pakistani Muslims carry animals onto a train as they leave for their villages to celebrate Eid al-Adha in Lahore. (Image: AP)

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 A Pakistani owner tries to load camel on a truck in Karachi, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

A Pakistani owner tries to load camel on a truck in Karachi, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

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 An Afghan man makes traditional sweets at a market in the old section of Kabul, Afghanistan. (Image: AP)

An Afghan man makes traditional sweets at a market in the old section of Kabul, Afghanistan. (Image: AP)

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 Pakistani vendors bring their animals to a cattle market in Karachi, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

Pakistani vendors bring their animals to a cattle market in Karachi, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

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 People visit a cattle market set up for Eid al-Adha in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

People visit a cattle market set up for Eid al-Adha in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

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 People gather at the bakery to bake Eid cookies in preparation for celebrations for Eid al-Adha holiday in Baghdad. (Image: AP)

People gather at the bakery to bake Eid cookies in preparation for celebrations for Eid al-Adha holiday in Baghdad. (Image: AP)

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 Afghan livestock merchants display animals in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Image: AP)

Afghan livestock merchants display animals in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Image: AP)

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 A cow is prepared to be slaughtered near the Blue Mosque in observance of Eid al-Adha, the second most important holiday in the Muslim world, in Taguig city, Manila, Philippines. (Image: AP)

A cow is prepared to be slaughtered near the Blue Mosque in observance of Eid al-Adha, the second most important holiday in the Muslim world, in Taguig city, Manila, Philippines. (Image: AP)

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 Kashmiri purchase sheep at a market ahead of Eid al-Adha festival in Srinagar. Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of the Sacrifice, by sacrificing animals to commemorate the prophet Ibrahim's faith in being willing to sacrifice his son. (Image: AP)

Kashmiri purchase sheep at a market ahead of Eid al-Adha festival in Srinagar. Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of the Sacrifice, by sacrificing animals to commemorate the prophet Ibrahim's faith in being willing to sacrifice his son. (Image: AP)

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 A worker displays an animal ahead of Bakra-Eid in Izmir, Turkey. (Image: AP)

A worker displays an animal ahead of Bakra-Eid in Izmir, Turkey. (Image: AP)

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 People carry animals they bought at a cattle market in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

People carry animals they bought at a cattle market in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

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 People struggle to load a camel they bought for the upcoming Muslim festival Eid al-Adha in a truck, in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

People struggle to load a camel they bought for the upcoming Muslim festival Eid al-Adha in a truck, in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

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 Pakistani customers carry a goat they bought for Eid al-Adha in the rickshaw in Islamabad. (Image: AP)

Pakistani customers carry a goat they bought for Eid al-Adha in the rickshaw in Islamabad. (Image: AP)

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 Pakistani vendors carry their animals to a market to sell ahead of Eid al-Adha in Karachi, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

Pakistani vendors carry their animals to a market to sell ahead of Eid al-Adha in Karachi, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

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