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Eid celebrations around the world

By Agencies

Muslims around the world celebrated the Eid al-Adha holiday on Monday, one of the two most important festivals of the Islamic calendar.

Marking the willingness of Ibrahim, or Abraham, to sacrifice his son on God's command, Muslims mark the holiday by slaughtering animals such as sheep and goats. The meat is shared among family and friends and also donated to the poor.

Eid celebrations around the world
Pakistani Muslim children look out of a window during the Eid al-Adha prayers in a mosque in Karachi on Sept 13, 2016. ( ASIF HASSAN / AFP)
Eid celebrations around the world
A girl fixes her hijab before a prayer in celebration of the Eid al-Adha in Quezon City, the Philippines, Sept 12, 2016. (Xinhua / Rouelle Umali)

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