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Muslims Celebrate Eid al-Adha

Muslims around the world are marking Eid al-Adha. The festival commemorates the prophet Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son when told to do so by Allah. When Ibrahim was about to kill his son Allah gave him a lamb to sacrifice instead.
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Muslims sit on a street as they attend Eid al-Adha prayer in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 26, 2012.
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Muslims sit on a street as they attend Eid al-Adha prayer in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 26, 2012.

A Philippine Muslim hands out cash to children following prayers at the Blue Mosque (background) in Taguig city, east of Manila, Philippines, October 26, 2012.
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A Philippine Muslim hands out cash to children following prayers at the Blue Mosque (background) in Taguig city, east of Manila, Philippines, October 26, 2012.

A young Indian livestock seller lies at a market place as he is surrounded by goats while waiting for customers ahead of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha in New Delhi, India, October. 26, 2012.
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A young Indian livestock seller lies at a market place as he is surrounded by goats while waiting for customers ahead of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha in New Delhi, India, October. 26, 2012.

Afghans listen to a preacher while offering the Eid al-Adha prayers at a mosque on the outskirts of Jalalabad east of Kabul, Afghanistan, October 26, 2012.
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Afghans listen to a preacher while offering the Eid al-Adha prayers at a mosque on the outskirts of Jalalabad east of Kabul, Afghanistan, October 26, 2012.

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